Monday Nov 9th

Two more drafts of Before Bedlam.
Laura wrote 25 letters and I several more. Mary Hale came. *[RG]
Cockt[RG] BBC sherry party at Maisie's. Present among others 'Diccon' Steel and Stephen Potter. Then David Reeves came & with him & Maisie & Norman Lloyd Williams to a Reception at the Burgess Hill School where the young progressive masters stated their policy in illiterate English.[RG] (Naomi Mitchison there.)
At Guy's snackbar lately[RG] late,[RG] eating ices and reading of rebel ill-success at Madrid.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Madrid

    Madrid, New Castile, Spain
    Capital city of Spain 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.
  • Mary

    Hale, Mary
    Welsh maid at Nottingham Place, sister Violet eds.; later, maid for RG and LR at Dorset St. "Laura pinched [her] from Kitty West" eds. KG
  • Stephen Potter

    Potter, Stephen
    (1900-1969) writer and radio producer eds.
  • David Reeves

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.
  • Norman Lloyd Williams

    Williams, Norman Lloyd
    worked for the BBC; married to Wynona "Noni" Hope Wright eds.
  • Naomi Mitchison

    Mitchison, Naomi
    (1897-1999) Writer, feminist, social activist; neighbour of RG and LR in Hammersmith; contributor to World and Ourselves. eds. (also see Friedmann 104)

Organizations Mentioned

  • British Broadcasting Corporation

    British Broadcasting Corporation


    • Title: Halls of Bedlam [poem; was Before Bedlam]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassells
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1936-11-08