Feb 15 Tuesday

Caledonian Market in freezing weather. Bought a Victorian-Chinese blue glass necklace 2/-1, a green glass Chinese necklace for Marie 1/-, a set of fishknives & forks in box 11/-, a Stuart backed topaz & marquesite2 brooch – in bad repair – 3/6, also 4 glass square sweet-jars 2/-, and a few more marbles. Spent a lot of time putting all my marbles into the 3 smaller jars in proper arrangement – exact fit.
Laura did 17 letters. The cold wind went to my teeth, head & stomach.
Alan & David to tea.
Norman to supper & Rimbaud, and went over Sensitive the first3 poem.

Editorial Notes

12 shillings eds.
2marcasite KG
3? Not traced. DW; eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Caledonian Market

    London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.
  • Marie

    Goldschmidt, Marie
    Karl Goldschmidt's first wife. RPG 280-81. The couple met when Marie was employed as domestic help at Ewhurst (summer 1937). eds.


    • Title: Trojan Ending [dramatised version based on Laura Riding's book; later called Greeks and Trojans]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-01
    • Title: Selected Verse Poems of Arthur Rimbaud
    • Author: Rimbaud, Arthur trans. Cameron, Norman [with Laura Riding]
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: [?]
    • Date: 1942