March 7 Monday

To Duchess Nursing Home & operation on tooth at 2.30. by Stobie, anaesthetist [sic: anaethetist] Dr. Young[RG] Johnson.
He took out impacted wisdom tooth & tooth next door.
In the morning I had been reading L's Letter Book.
Alan & Beryl stopped the night with Laura.
I was interested in waking up on the great gap between orders given by mind & the physical actions, which seemed violent and disconnected.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Duchess Nursing Home

    London, England
    where Jenny Nicholson and RG went for various medical situations eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

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

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds


    • Title: Letter Book [became The World and Ourselves]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura