March 4 Friday.

Trojan Ending: ¼ way through rough draft.
Laura still a bit weak.
Jenny goes to Liverpool tomorrow.1 Once more paid her debts & gave her blessing. She stopped to lunch.
To Dr. Stobie who said I must go to nursing home on Monday & have wisdom stump cut out.
On return found Margaret. Walked with her in Park & with her all day until she went after supper.
Then L & I went to Mount Royal where Honor & Gordon told us at great length their experience at Borley Rectory, Suffolk with the ghost and Norman & Noni Lloyd Williams. It seems a great muddle of old fashioned Ingoldsby Legend2, ghost-nun[RG] badness of the original rector Mr Bull, a poltergeist child of a later Mr. Foyster (who kept a diary) and the spiritualism of present incumbent, Mr. Henning.

Editorial Notes

1see note for March 3rd entry. eds.
2 The Ingoldsby Legend, or, Mirth and marvels by Thomas Ingoldsby. London: R. Bentley, 1879. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Liverpool

    Liverpool, England
  • Regent Park

    London, England
  • Mount Royal

    London, England
  • Suffolk

    Suffolk, England

People Mentioned

  • 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).
  • Laura

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

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Dr. Stobie

    Stobie, Dr.
    operated on RG's tooth 1938 eds.
  • Margaret

    Russell, Margaret
    House-keeper L.R. & R.G. had had in London. WG
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Norman Lloyd Williams

    Williams, Norman Lloyd
    worked for the BBC; married to Wynona "Noni" Hope Wright eds.


    • Title: Trojan Ending [dramatised version based on Laura Riding's book; later called Greeks and Trojans]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-01