Nov 2 Wednesday

Marie came to work and we got her room ready with rejected furniture & pictures from the attic.
Alan & I went on bicycles to Montauban in the morning and I ordered two black corduroy trousers & a waistcoat, to measure, for 100 fr [francs] the trousers & 45 the waistcoat. And bought a black cotton heavy jacket for 45 francs. Returning; cleaned &[RG] polished the chandelier with ammonia.
At midnight we all drank wine mulled with lemon peel, orange juice, cognac, sugar, nutmeg, water; and ate melted cheese with toast.
Laura made a new hippocamp1 monument.

Editorial Notes

1seahorse? eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France

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).
  • Marie

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

Bibliography

    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Castle-Keeper, The [children's story; unpublished?]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-10-30