Aug 25 Tuesday.

Up at 7 o'clock.[RG]
Troy: finished checking (5) [section five].
Jenny came at 12 & I took her to Maisie's flat; Laura gave her a garnet ring. J expressed her likes & dislikes frankly: she has a 3 months dancing engagement at the Dorchester.
Went out in afternoon & bought work chair for Laura (wheelback) £3.3, a pewter plate 15/-1 (1787) a pewter cigarette box £5/-[RG] & pewter salt cellar 3/-2.
To Blackbirds3 with Len, Jane, L, Jenny Bad, all agreed, but for some tap dancing & one occasional crosstalk. about human anatomy & its errors.

Editorial Notes

1fifteen shillings eds.
2three shillings eds.
3revue KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Dorchester Hotel

    London, England
    Hotel where Jenny Graves performed eds.

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • 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.
  • Jane

    Lye, Jane
    Married to New Zealand artist/ film-maker Len Lye; son Bix Lye. Friends with R.G. and L.R. Visited Graves and Riding in Majorca (1930), where Jane provided secretarial assistance. eds (RPG 138).


    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937