Jan 5 Thursday

Dictionary . Letters.
Beryl & Alan went to RennesBeryl for Dentist.
Léonie brought her little tough Breton girl, Lucienne, who played with Laura's toys and is 5 tomorrow.
Laura busy on other things (David's, Harry's work) & behind hand with Herod1.
Walked around lake – brimfull, with house reflected in it and strong winter colours.
Our g[RG] car bill came to 2000 fr [francs] with tip (about £12) more than half of it the[RG] Paris trip.
X Govt [Government] counter-attack in Estremadura2.

Editorial Notes

2Portugal eds.

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.
  • Paris

    France

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Lucienne
    daughter of Léonie, a girl working at La Chevrie eds.
  • David Reeves

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.
  • Harry Kemp

    Kemp, Harry
    Poet. Met Graves and Riding through James Reeves in August 1936, just after their arrival in England. In their previous correspondence, Riding had been intrigued by his falling-out with Communism. He became associated with their circle, collaborating on various projects. (RPG 248-49)
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939