Ap 10 Easter Monday

Got up early to see Ethel off
All five of us walked back from the station (where Laura nearly kept Ethel's witch cloak by mistake) by the Lake.
There is apple & cherry & plum-blossom and almost-peach and beds of violets & primroses, & celandines (pink primroses & white violets near the house)[RG] and spotted orchids. Jays, pies, sulphur, orange-tip, cabbage whites. The chestnut trees out, not the beeches or oak yet, but the hazels beginning. Very hot.
Bellamy1 given to the Hotel Ouest [RG]
The McCormacks came via Avignon2 from Yugoslavia [sic: Jugoslavia]: so pleased to see one another. They gave A & B J n 3 slippers, & Dorothy gloves & Laura heavy gilt earrings & me two silver bobbles. Proofs, packing, labels till [until] 2 am

Editorial Notes

1cat eds.
2France eds.
3i.e. Yugoslavian [sic: Jugoslavian] KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Hotel Ouest

    Montauban, Brittany, France

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • Alan

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

    Herdman, Ethel
    James Reeves' sister RPG; Assistant warden of Ashbourne Hall, Manchester University KG; nicknamed "Ether" by RG and LR, Sept 1937 eds.
  • 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
  • McCormacks

    McCormack, Walter & Violet
    Tenants of Ca'n Torrent. Had two daughters: Jennifer, a dancer, & Betty. Continued their friendship with Robert and Laura in England. eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.