March 30 Wednesday.

Spring cleaning in the drawing room.
Lunch with Len and Laura at McWhirter's.
Laura went to Passport place1.
Ethel stopped the night.
In the Praed St shop bought a Waterford tumbler 7/-2 +, a Bristol purple glass vase with blue rims 7/63, a Chinese star-on-wood necklace 2/-.
Government counter-attack at Teruel.
L. worked on protocols.

Editorial Notes

1Queen Anne's Mansion KG
27 shillings eds.
37 shillings, sixpence eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Praed St.

    Paddington, London, England
  • McWhirter's

    a restaurant? eds.
  • Teruel

    Teruel, Spain

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Lye, Len
    New Zealand painter, sculptor, and filmmaker whom LR & RG had met in London. He helped with the Seizin Press publications. WG; married to Jane Lye, son Bix. eds.
  • Aldridge

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

    Herdman, Ethel
    James Reeves' sister RPG; Assistant warden of Ashbourne Hall, Manchester University KG; nicknamed "Ether" by RG and LR, Sept 1937 eds.


    • Title: Great-Grandmother, The [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938-03-28