Oct 24 Monday

Dictionary most of day.
Finished the poem: Habit Sleep .
We engaged the girl Marie for full time from next week : she works at a baker's.[RG]
I made a string back to my chair to support the cushion
Went looking for mushrooms with Dorothy in the warm sun: found two.
Laura doing Aristotle 1, Greeks & Trojans , Ghost ; a joke in helping David with Furniture (he was slow about seeing a point) "I must follow the natural movement of the wood." We burn about 10 logs a day. Are living more economically than for some years.

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding,Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • 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
  • Marie

    Marie
    servant at La Chevrie eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22
    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Trojan Ending [dramatised version based on Laura Riding's book; later called Greeks and Trojans]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-01
    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939
    • Title: Furniture: An Explanatory History
    • Author: Reeves, David
    • Editor: [Riding, Laura]
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Faber
    • Date: 1947
    • Title: Habit Sleep [poem] [Not traced. Apparently not published. DW]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-10-22