Thurs. May 19

Reading Laura's Wives (Cyrus1)
Going over poems.
Honor came: discussed the Len scenario.
Mr. Fennimore & Miss Phepsie of the Register of Design came at night – with Len – and talked about the reasons for bad designs in pottery etc: the buyer was chiefly responsible.

Editorial Notes

1Chapter 2, "The Rise of Cyrus, Husband of Amytis" of Part I, "A Persian Lady, and Her Contemporaries" in Lives of Wives eds.

Hands Referenced

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.
  • 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).


    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939