Dec 3 Friday.

We went to Cambridge in Norman's car with Norman & Mary Lucy, & stopped for tea at Lucie's sister Mary Sanders & then[RG] where John & Lucie were, & then to dinner at the rooms of one Tommy Creighton – present Mary Lucy, Charlotte Bawdon, 'Snake' (Gwynnedd Lloyd Thomas), Creighton, a man called Redpath, Laura, me, John, Lucie. Then Laura at the English Faculty Library read her paper of Positive Capability to about 60 or 70 (Honor & Gordon too) & questions were asked, chiefly argumentative, by this Redpath & then we went back to the rooms & talked to several more people. Miss Falconer, Fryer, Messrs Hayes, 'Sallinger?' & a Don called Tillyard (Jesus)1.
Then in cars to Great Bardfield where I slept in the Chapel; Norman too. Lucie has a new servant: Audrey Thake.

Editorial Notes

1from Jesus College? eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Cambridge [University]

    Cambridge, England
    University attended by RG's son David. eds.
  • Great Bardfield

    Great Bardfield, Essex, UK
    Home of John Aldridge and Lucy Brown at "The Place" RG, WPG 249-50

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Lucy, Mary
    Visited R.G. and L.R. at Ewhurst. An admirer of both Graves and Riding, but her marital problems brought tensions to their household. See diary entry January 2, 1938 (and K.G. note).
  • Aldridge

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 eds.
  • 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.
  • Lucie

    Brown, Lucie
    Married artist John Aldridge. eds.
  • Charlotte Bawden

    Bawden, Charlotte
    Edward Bawden, the painter's, wife KG
  • 'Snake' Lloyd Thomas

    Thomas Lloyd, 'Snake'
    a.k.a. "Snake" eds. see Diary August 16, 1936, December 3, 1937
  • 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).
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG