Feb 16 Tuesday

Worked all day again on my 'answer'1. Lugano, coffee Olympia and bought a red handkerchief with alpine flowers 1 franc 10.[RG] Laura, sun-glasses.[RG] ; Laura bought me a black play basket with buff lines 3.50[RG]
In evening, Laura who had been going over Harry's stuff got an attack of migraine. I wrea[RG] read Kirkegaarde & Huck Finn2 to her.

Editorial Notes

2 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. New York : Charles L. Webster and Co., 1884. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Lugano

    Lugano, Switzerland
    near the Italian border, where RG and LR spent part of 1937 eds.
  • Olympia

    Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
    café in centre of Lugano KG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Kemp, Harry
    Poet. Met Graves and Riding through James Reeves in August 1936, just after their arrival in England. In their previous correspondence, Riding had been intrigued by his falling-out with Communism. He became associated with their circle, collaborating on various projects. (RPG 248-49)
  • Kierkegaard

    Kierkegaard, Søren
    philosopher and writer (1813-1855)
  • Mark Twain

    Twain, Mark
    pseud. for Samuel Langhorne Clemens, American writer, journalist, ist (1835-1910) eds.


    • Title: The World and Ourselves [former title: Letter Book]
    • Author: Riding, Laura [contributor; with Sally Graves, Sir Edward Marsh et al]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
    • Date: 1938-11