Sunday Nov 15

Woke late.
More work on Manor House.
Wrote to Isabel.
Reading Augustine's Confessions1.
Laura working on the last chapter of The Heathen, I checking.
Today Mary got engaged – for the fourth time.
Noise of radios [sic: radio's] not drowned by traffic. Also Welsh miners singing in Baker St.
To Nan & Wilfred's in 75 Flask Walk Hampstead. He is now M.P. [Member of Parliament] for North Cumberland & has got bald and rather mannered. We liked Nan very much. W. [Wilfred] will ask P.M.G.2 a question about Italian air mail to Majorca.

Editorial Notes

1 Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Bishop of Hippo
2Postmaster General KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Majorca/ Mallorca

    Majorca, Sp
    Largest of the Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of Spain. R.G. and L.R. lived there, in Deyá, from 1929-1936. eds
  • Baker Street

    Westminster, London, England
  • Hampstead


People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Mayers, Isabel
    Laura Riding's sister. Lived in L.A. WG
  • Nan

    Roberts, Nan
    wife of Wilfred Roberts, the M.P. for North Cumberland eds.
  • Wilfred

    Roberts, Wilfred
    Liberal MP for North Cumberland. A strong critic of the Nazi régime, an early opponent of fascism and appeasement, and a vigorous supporter of the republican side in the Spanish Civil War. (see article in The Times obituary column, June 1, 1991) eds.


    • Title: The Heathen
    • Author: Wyatt, Honor
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: The Manor House [ poem; first called An Old House; pub'd as The Country Mansion]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassells
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1936-11