Jan 25 Monday

Epilogue: we got all the poems together. We sacked the cokeboy yesterday for lying; so I did his very exhausting job myself.[RG]
Bought a Congo £4[RG] single piece of wood stool for 4/- from Mills.
Letters of goodbye.
Dinner at Maisie's: – Maisie, Laura, Tanny, W m Pollock of F.O. [Foreign Office] and his wife, self. He was reasonable & helpful (331) (Could not talk Spanish, had never been to Spain.) Thought non-intervention committee a good thing for stringing things along. Chief interest: music. She was Somerville2 (age 24) natural blonde, shy, nice.

Editorial Notes

1 Pollock's age KG
2College KG; at Oxford eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Oxford

    home of Oxford University eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Mills, Mr.
    an antique seller and friend of RG, and contributor to the Covenant of Literary Morality eds.; of Paddington Street, Marylebone KG
  • 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.
  • Tanny Brown

    Brown, Tanny
    a painter, ex-husband of Maisie Sommerville KG; father of Maisie's son Timothy Brown eds.
  • Bill Pollock

    Pollock, Bill
    associated with the Foreign Office in London eds.


    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Editor: Riding, Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937