Oct 11 Monday.

To London by early train with Alix.
Meet of foxhounds at bus: M.F.H1, 2 huntsmen, whipper in, hounds.[RG] 'Get from under that bus, Galloway': 'Drawing the coverts at Malquoits2'
To 5 Nottingham St. Alan took us round houses in Hampstead: no use. * Norman, Alan, Audrey Beecham, Honor, L & I lunch at Café Royal. * Called on Tanny Brown N.W. [North Way]1 region: better.[RG] Chance meeting with Jenny & Peggy Hamilton in Baker St.
Maisie back from Japan: dissociated Japanese people from army.[RG]
Bought £3.10/- a 16th Cent [Century] Spanish chest3 with drawers inlaid ivory hunting scenes (Mills) & a trade-bead necklace thrown in.
Coffee at Prince[RG] Oysters at Princes (L, Alan & I).
Supper at Canuto's with Maisie (who told of the visit to Her & His Excellency Tweedsmuir4.)
Home: arrived 11.12. Met by H in a car & dressing gown punct. [punctually] at Cranleigh

Editorial Notes

1Master of Foxhounds eds.
2Malquoits now known as Cornhill Manor, Ewhurst, Surrey eds.
3 vargueño KG
4Lord & Lady Tweedsmuir KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Cranleigh

    Cranleigh, Surrey, England
    town closest to Ewhurst KG
  • London

  • Ewhurst

    Ewhurst, Surrey, England
    Highcroft, the house RG and LR rented with Harry and Alix Kemp between July and November 1937, was located there. eds.
  • Nottingham Street

    Westminster, London, England
    5, Nottingham Street was the location of Harry and Alix Kemp's flat KG
  • Hampstead

  • Café Royal

    London, England
    A restaurant frequented by R.G. and L.R. when they were living in London, between 1936 and 1938. eds.
  • Baker Street

    Westminster, London, England
  • Canuto's

    Baker Street, London, England
    a restaurant eds.

People Mentioned

  • Jenny

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

    Kemp, Alix
    Married to poet Harry Kemp. The couple shared a house with Graves and Riding in Ewhurst, Surrey (1937). eds (RPG 277); also referred to as Frau Eierman by RG eds. see Diary August 30, 1936
  • 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)
  • Alan

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

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • Audrey Beecham

    Beecham, Audrey
    friend of Alan Hodge KG
  • Tanny Brown

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

    Hamilton, Peggy
    Jenny Nicholson's flatmate? 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.
  • Mills

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