Jan 14 Sat.

Awful weather.
Alan, Montague & I played Russian billiards (Alan & I average about 90 a break)
At night Alan, Montague, Dorothy, Beryl & I had a conference on the subject of Common Obligations of friendship2.
The old[RG] postman is away: got drunk in Calendar time3 & fell off his bicycle.

Editorial Notes

1i.e. the letter 'H' eds.
3i.e. while delivering calendars eds.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • Dorothy

    Simmons, Dorothy
    Sculptor associated with the Graves-Riding inner circle (1938-39). Married to Montague Simmons. eds
  • Montague Simmonds

    Simmons, Montague
    poet, and civil servant in the children's branch of the Home Office; m. to Dorothy Simmons, the sculptress RPG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Protocol Two [unpublished, see RPG 295]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1939