Nov 15 Tuesday

Hot & heavy. Laura did not feel well & spent evening in bed. At 12 o'clock I brought her a fire & her work but at 1 am[RG] she gave up again
Cigarette famine, owing to new prices & withholding of existing stocks.
The drunken menuisier 1 brought Dorothy her mallet & would not be paid but wanted to be invited to fairé la chasse 2. He surprised D with an English sentence "Will you come with[RG] for a walk with me on Sunday?"
Long coals[RG] ember shovel from the Smith.

Editorial Notes

1carpenter eds.
2shoot KG

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).
  • 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
    • Title: Castle-Keeper, The [children's story; unpublished?]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-10-30