Thursday Jan 26

We worked again on the McIntyre 1 & got it ready (four copies, one for Dent & one for Watt) by the time the car came for Dorothy & me to go to Rennes. Anita was in bed, getting down her albumen content. We bought a lot of food & I drew out £50 from the bank.
X Saw the news on the Ouest Éclair board that Barcelona had fallen.
On return worked with Laura on her cha[RG] Macedonian chapter2, going over my checks in the first part: till [until] late
Laura had a dream: 'Shut all the windows: there's going to be a storm.'

Editorial Notes

1i.e. the letter to McIntyre 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.
  • Barcelona

    Catalunya, Spain
    Located on the Mediterranean coast. 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
  • Anita

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

    McIntyre, Alfred R.
    president of Little, Brown & Co. (publishers) eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • J.M. Dent & Sons

    Dent, J.M.
    Publishing house founded in 1888 and absorbed by Nicholson in 1988 eds.
  • A.S. Watt & Son, Ltd.

    Watt, A.S.
    RG's literary agent: first mentioned in November, 1935; team includes: Alexander Strahan Watt, and W.P. Watt et al, who may have handled different aspects of Graves' extensive European publishing and distribution. The firm replaced Eric Pinker. K.G. When did Pinker go, and why? KG

Bibliography

    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939
    • Title: Ouest Éclair [French newspaper]
    • PubPlace: France