Oct 13. Friday.[RG] Thursday[RG]

A letter from David saying that I could afford – he knew from nameless informants – to send the whole ×××× [indecipherable] family[RG] to university & that he didn't propose to try for a college scholarship. And, yes, he had grudges against me – about Jenny (I had acted unwisely) and about his childhood! I spent the whole day, nearly, answering.
A present of dahlias from Dorothy for my table.
Cleared up rest of[RG] Adjectives1 with Alan
In the evening David played on his home-made flute.

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black
    • Annotation: ink correction of letter enclosure
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

People Mentioned

  • David

    Graves, David
    R.G.'s second child [by Nancy Nicholson]. W.G. In RAF; killed in the war. The only one of Graves' children who might have become a poet had he lived. K.G., eds.
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Alan

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

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.
  • Dorothy

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

Bibliography

    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935