Aug 21 Friday.

To London in John's car (luggage by Wolton's) (Cottage Gardens)[RG]
Took John's mother's1 flat for four weeks (£4) from Sunday[RG]. With Karl at Osnaburgh Hotel, Laura at Maisies (Maisie going to Norway early tomorrow). Tea with Len (found accidentally in St James' Square) John Karl L & I & then manzanilla2 at El Vino. Supper with Maisie at Prada in Euston Rd.

Editorial Notes

2dry sherry KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • London

  • Osnaburgh Street

    Westminster, London, England
    location of Hotel of same name eds.
  • Prada's

    Euston Rd., London, England
    a favorite haunt of the Graves' RPG

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Maisie

    Sommerville, Maisie
    Head of BBC Education broadcasting department. Friend of R.G. and L.R. Arranged accomodation for them when they returned to London as exiles. W.G., eds.
  • Aldridge

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 eds.
  • Mrs. Lloyd

    Lloyd, Mrs.
    John Aldridge's mother from whom RG and LR let a flat in Marlborough House at 25, Osnaburgh Street, not far from Regent's Park RPG
  • Len

    Lye, Len
    New Zealand painter, sculptor, and filmmaker whom LR & RG had met in London. He helped with the Seizin Press publications. WG; married to Jane Lye, son Bix. eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Wolton's

    in Great Bardsfield