Dec 15th Thursday.

Laura tried to get up but did not succeed until 7 pm when Beryl & Dorothy came back from Rennes: Beryl had been[RG] seen1 the dentist's wife since the d[RG] même 2 was en chasse 3.
Spent a long time on letter to Flower about why he should not be sarcastic when I object to being [sic: be] described as a 'significant artist'
We had tea at 11 pm as usual tasting of
gummi-wasser-flasche-wasser 4
Leonie had her thum[RG] finger lanced jusque l'os 5 and wanted to show the result to Laura lying in bed feeling rather awful: so I looked at it instead.

Editorial Notes

1the next word(s) unclear, but could be "to by"? eds.
2self-same i.e. the dentist eds.
3shooting KG
4German: rubber-hot-water-bottle-water KG
5to the bone KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Rennes

    Rennes, France
    where Gelat's daughter, Anita, and son-in-law, Juan Vives live; visited by RG and LR et al in 1938 eds.

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
  • Beryl

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds
  • Leonie

    Léonie
    servant at La Chevrie eds.
  • Desmond Flower

    Flower, Desmond
    associated with Cassell publishers KG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

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