Monday, Nov 30th

Four[RG] Three drafts of The Park Railings. Lunch at R.A.C.1 with Horace and Ann Wyatt2 after visit to Allen's.[RG] Laura had bad trouble at the dentist with teeth that reacted badly to injection joined us only for soup & coffee.
To Manfield3: pair of brown shoes 42/-4 We bought Christmas toys at Hamley's for Julian and Tony.
Another draft of Park Railings.
Work on refugee film[RG] scenario as far as outbreak of hostilities.
Laura dictating Belfrage answer for Gollancz. Finished Galt's "Annals of the Parish."5

Editorial Notes

1The Royal Automobile Club, a private gentlemen's club founded in 1897; situated at Pall Mall. eds.
2 Honor Wyatt's parents KG
3 London footwear store eds.
442 shillings? (20 shillings=£1: so, 42/- = £2, 2 shillings? eds.
5 Annals of the Parish, or the Chronicle of Dalmailing by John Galt (1779-1839). Philadelphia : M. Carey & Sons, 1821. KG/eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • London

  • Hamleys

    Regent Street, London, England
    Toy store eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Allen, J.B.
    London tailor KG
  • Gollancz

    Gollancz, Victor
    (1893-1967), publisher, and founder of Left Book Club in 1936 eds.
  • Julian

    Glover, Julian
    Honor & Gordon's baby. WG
  • Tony

    Ellidge, Tony
    George and Mary Ellidge's son? K.G.


    • Title: Refugee Scenario [working title of a screenplay for Korda]
    • Author: Graves Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1936-11
    • Title: The Park Railings [poem; later "Big Head." Not traced. Apparently not published. DW]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1936-11-30