Jan 15 Sunday.

Montague & I wrote out results of last night's talk.
In afternoon Beryl, Alan, Montague & I sailed cork boats, with sails on pins & nail-keels, on the flooded meadows. Got very wet.
A letter from Gelat via Gibraltar1: saying things were bad.
We sent off £50 at once.
No dictionary today. Laura getting on well with the Herods2.
Ros. has yielded, as I foresaw, to Jim's pretended reconciliation & is going to go into partnership with him & change her name to Cooper.3
X Fall of Tarragona 4

Editorial Notes

1in the South of Spain eds.
3see enclosure 12 January, 1938 eds.
4Spain eds.

Hands Referenced

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
  • Montague Simmonds

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

    Cooper, Rosaleen Dr.
    Dr. Rosaleen Cooper, R.G.'s sister. W.G.; husband Jim, sons Dan, Roger & Paul RPG.
  • Jim

    Cooper, Jim
    RG's brother-in-law, married to Ros, son Roger eds.
  • Gelat

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)

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