Friday Oct 30

Daily Mail heading was "Franco's New Drive in North" The Telegraph was The Tide Turns.[RG]
Lazy morning: walk with Tom, Julie, L, Walter & Violet around Old Bursledon. Remarkable contrast of old and new graveyards – dignified old stone squares, & awful white marble modern celtic crosses and red sandstone (?) obelisks and things. Betty to lunch. Walter gave us apples & walnuts & then we all went in the two cars, to Chichester to James & Mary (also Nancy & Dudley Cutler & baby) to tea. Then to London, direct to Norman's housewarming1 (sandwiches in train). There came L, Tom, Julie, me, Karl, Robin,(with gift ashtrays) Len, Jane,[RG] Honor, Alan, Gordon, Molly, also Gertrude Hermes, Noxon, John Pudney, Chrystal Herbert, Norman's advertising boss2 & wife, and an artist (?) who had taken over Norman's flat. I drank whiskey. The chief trouble was Molly who was dull: & Tom who had drunk too much said to Gordon: "I wish I knew some way of getting Julie away from that awful Canadian woman."

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • London

  • Chichester

    Sussex, England
  • Burlesdon

  • St. Peter's Square

    Hammersmith, London, England
    Robert Graves and Laura Riding began living together in a flat there in 1927. (RPG 49); Gordon Glover and his mistress, Molly, took this address in 1935; also the location of Norman Cameron's flat in 1937 KG.
  • Hammersmith

    Hammersmith, London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Hale, Robin
    American poet eds; friend [and, eventually, wife] of David Reeves KG;
  • Norman Cameron

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • Alan

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

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Franco

    Franco, General
    Spanish General; led the Nationalist forces against the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War; Spanish Head of State from 1939-1969.
  • 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
  • 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).
  • Nancy & Dudly

    Cutlers, Nancy & Dudley
  • James

    Reeves, James
    Schoolmaster, writer and Poet. Friend of Jacob Bronowski. W.G./ K.G.; m. to Mary Phillips; daughter Stella born June 14, 1938 eds.
  • Mary

    Reeves, Mary
    wife of James Reeves; daughter Stella born 14 June, 1938 eds.
  • Molly

    Hare, Molly
    Canadian. Third person in Gordon Glover-Honor Wyatt triangle; co-author of "A Mistake Somewhere". WG
  • Gertrude Hermes

    Hermes, Gertrude
    neighbour of Norman Cameron's KG
  • Noxon

    Noxon, Betty
    (1907-1996) American painter, m. to Gerald Noxon, friends of Jacob Bronowski eds.
  • John Pudney

    Pudney, John
    (1909-1977) British poet, broadcaster eds.
  • Chrystal Herbert

    Herbert, Crystal
    m. to John Pudney; feminist & daughter of Oxford MPA P.Herbert eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • J. Walter Thompson

    Thompson, J. Walter
    advertising firm where Norman Cameron worked eds.


    • Title: Daily Mail [Newspaper]
    • PubPlace: London, England
    • Date: 1896
    • Title: Daily Telegraph
    • PubPlace: London
    • Date: 1856-1936