Dec 25 Sunday Christmas Day.

Much snow still.[RG]
Very cold. Refreeze after thaw.
Turkey. Anita sent champagne.
Present of silver card case for Laura from Julie, & scarf for me. Handkerchiefs from Jenny for L & me.
A little Dictionary .
Swollen ankle.
Sorted all my papers.
Preached a Xmas [Christmas] sermon after lunch: subject was Samson's riddle & the Philistines1.
Huge Yule log in kitchen.

Editorial Notes

1Holy Bible, Judges eds.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black
    • Annotation: ink correction in letter enclosures
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Matthews, Julie
    Tom Matthews' wife. WG
  • Anita

    Ana, Anita
    Marroig. Gelat's daughter, married to Juan Vives the Doctor's brother. Live in Rennes, France. WG
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

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