Tuesday Nov 3.

To Rusby's for hair.
To Caledonian market: rain, almost nobody there.
Bought Georgian crystal buckle-brooch 12/61, Georgian gold ring with garnets & three bad emeralds 12/6, Lambeth tobacco jar 4/-2.
Lunch at The "Nag".
In afternoon wrote a long letter to L.H.
*3 Joyce Reeves came: & did not know her grandmother was dead: Grief & consternation because she had been away at a false address. Gerald Gould died – the only two bad reviews by him in News Chronicle & Observer [RG]
Dinner with Rebecca West & Henry Andrews, Tom, Julie, Laura *at Boulestins. Woodcock (10/6 a go) Clos du Tart (red Burgundy,) figues flambées4. Then to their flat at Orchard Court: where Ralph Isham came, mad as a hatter, talking fascism. I swung him round a pivot: appealing to his Anglo-Saxon faith in morale[RG] natural as opposed to Dago5 morale. He talked Lawrence6 & Boswell in maitre d'hotel accent. Laura said "American top to his face, false European jaw." Laura wore red & gold turban, Julie's dress, the crystal buckle brooch on red silk.

Editorial Notes

112 shillings, sixpence eds.
24 shillings eds
3paragraph inserted from below eds.
4figs flambées eds.
5term of contempt (Sp. origin) eds.
6 "T.E.", or "D.H."? eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Caledonian Market

    London, England
  • Boulestins

    London, England
    restaurant eds.

People Mentioned

  • Gerald Gould

    Gould, Gerald
    Fiction editor of the Observer eds.; a reviewer of L.R.'s Progress of Stories.
  • Laura

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

    Matthews, Julie
    Tom Matthews' wife. WG
  • 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
  • Liddell Hart

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • Joyce Reeves

    Reeves, Joyce
    Sister of James Reeves. AMG 287.
  • 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
  • Ralph Isham

    Isham, Ralph
    printer or publisher, correspondent of T.E. Lawrence's eds.
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG
  • Lawrence

    Lawrence, D.H.
    (1885-1930) Major 20th-century English novelist
  • Boswell

    Boswell, James
    Scottish lawyer and author (1740-1795) eds.


    • Title: News Chronicle
    • PubPlace: England
    • Date: 1960
    • Title: Observer, the
    • PubPlace: London
    • Date: 1791-