Oct 12 Thursday[RG] Wednesday[RG]

Beryl & Dorothy went to Rennes & had lunch with Anita & Juan who then brought them & their shopping out – oil-stove for Beryl and new lamp. We now have 3 petrol1 which we hardly use and 7 oil2.
Cleared away nouns3 and so freed the table: with Alan.
Poem about Adam & Death of God4 started
Leonie has a boil on her back: but as Yvonne didn't come (bad thumb) worked up to 1 am, ironing..

Editorial Notes

1lamps KG
2lamps KG
4 " The Worm Gods " eds.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Rennes

    Rennes, France
    where Gelat's daughter, Anita, and son-in-law, Juan Vives live; visited by RG and LR et al in 1938 eds.

People Mentioned

  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Leonie

    Léonie
    servant at La Chevrie eds.
  • Anita

    Ana, Anita
    Marroig. Gelat's daughter, married to Juan Vives the Doctor's brother. Live in Rennes, France. WG
  • Dorothy

    Simmons, Dorothy
    Sculptor associated with the Graves-Riding inner circle (1938-39). Married to Montague Simmons. eds
  • Beryl

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds
  • Yvonne

    de Gault, Yvonne
    maidservant to RG and LR at La Chevrie, France eds.
  • Juan

    Vives, Juan
    The Doctor's brother. Married to Gelat's daughter. Lived in Rennes, France. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Worm Gods, The [poem; published as The Worms of History (Check drafts in Buffalo for this title. DW)]
    • Title: Poems 1938-1945 [1945]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A58
    • Date: 1938-10-12