Tuesday Dec 15

Nancy went off, after coming round to flat.
Visit to Jenny, who was very quiet and glad to see me.
Robin Hale to tea: rather hopeless, just off to Poland.
Alan getting on well with novel.
Maisie's to supper: Joyce Forde and afterwards Professors Forde; & Childe (the ugliest man in London including W. Rothenstein) who had bad voices and bad manners. J.F., Violet, Douglas,[RG] West also. Low grade talk about traffic problems [sic: .] and a field-work film which the professors were showing each other leaving everyone else in the dark.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • London


People Mentioned

  • J.F.

    Freeman, Dr. John
    friend of RG; married to Violet Freeman eds.
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Nancy

    Nicholson, Nancy
    (1899-1977) First wife of Robert Graves; married 1918, separated 1927, divorced 1949. eds.
  • 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.
  • Alan

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

    Hale, Robin
    American poet eds; friend [and, eventually, wife] of David Reeves KG;
  • Joyce Ford(e)

    Ford(e), Joyce
    friend of RG and LR; husband Professor Forde? eds.
  • W. Rothenstein

    Rothenstein, William
    artist (1872-1945) eds.
  • Violet

    Freeman, Violet
    wife of Dr. John Freeman eds.
  • Douglas West

    West, Douglas
    reporter for the Daily Mail, husband of Kitty West eds.