Oct 27 Thursday.

Dictionary as/usual with Alan
Brushed hall & staircase ceiling [sic: cieling] while David & Dorothy polished furniture unpolished for some 50 years.
A poem called The Suicide in two drafts.
Dreamed that a certain Captain Gilchrist answering a competition in a paper for the best[RG] wittiest[RG] distinction between 'private soldier' and 'other rank' wrote: 'In the Indian Army among the white a full private soldier is distinguished from an other rank by being in brackets.'
Brackets meant something like rickets, I remember.
Laura spent most of day in a letter to George Buchanan about novels – he had written a feeble article on them.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Alan

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

    Buchanan, George
    drama critic KG; friend of RG and contributor to the World and Ourselves; wife Mary eds. Friedmann 307-8
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Suicide in the Copse, The [poem]
    • Title: Poems 1938-1945 [1945]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • BiblScope: 11
    • Idno: A58
    • Date: 1938-10-27