Feb 11 Sat.

L. Beryl Alan Dorothy & I went to Rennes at 11. am
Fine day: lunch at Chez Metayer (guinea fowl & salad) in honour of demise of Yeats.
Bought small objects in market, and books for Alan [RG] Karl [RG]: repaired typewriter: red & green blouse, & stockings for Laura. But busy all the time till [until] 5; somehow.
X End of resistance in Catalunya.

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.
  • Chez Metayer

    Rennes, Brittany, France
    restaurant eds.
  • Catalonia

    Catalonia, Spain

People Mentioned

  • Dorothy

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

    Yeats, William Butler
    (1865-1939) Major Irish poet. eds. Was on the island of Majorca December 1935. WG
  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.