Wed.. Oct 14

Lunch with Eddie at his flat. 70 of his pictures at Johannesburgh but still had too many. Nothing much said.
×××× [indecipherable] Tom & Julie in bed.
In evening dinner at Maisie's with Tanny Brown Rebecca West & her husband1. Talked of education, early environment and tenderness towards 'population'; and of non-population activities. Also of G.B. Stern, Morgan, Geoffrey Holdsworth, Yeats, etc. She was quite nice.

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Johannesburgh

    South Africa

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Tom

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG
  • Julie

    Matthews, Julie
    Tom Matthews' wife. WG
  • Teddy Wolfe

    Wolfe, Edward
    Painter (1897-1982). Born in Johannesburg, South Africa eds.
  • Tanny Brown

    Brown, Tanny
    a painter, ex-husband of Maisie Sommerville KG; father of Maisie's son Timothy Brown eds.
  • Rebecca West

    West, Rebecca
    (1892-1983) Met RG and LR in London, October 1936. RPG 257.; son with H.G. Wells, Anthony "Panther" West; later married to banker Henry Maxwell Andrews KG;
  • Henry Andrews

    Andrews, Henry Maxwell
    a banker, husband of Rebecca West KG
  • G.B. Stern

    Stern, G.B.
    writer (1890-1973), wife of Geoffrey Holdsworth eds.
  • E.M. Forster

    Forster, E. M.
    Major 20th-century English novelist (1879-1970). An old friend of Graves' who had recommended him for the post of Professor of English Literature at Cairo, which Graves took up in 1926 (RPG 3).
  • Geoffrey Holdsworth

    Holdsworth, Geoffrey
    husband of G.B. Stern eds.; died in a Palma clinic in late '40s KG
  • Yeats

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