Wed. June 1

Margaret betted on Bois Roussel1 1/-2 each way ('Boy Russell' as the bookies called it) for the Derby3 & it won 20 to one.
I & Mrs I the charwoman lost ×××× [indecipherable] 5/- Portmarnock4.
Protocol with Laura for some hours but more energy expended in scaring up some money – managed from various agents & publishers[RG] to raise £370 – having hoped for perhaps £100.
At Mr Mills bought a green ivory egg vinaigrette 1/6d5.
×××× [indecipherable]
Len all afternoon with Laura: sweet & obstinate.
Reading Snarleyow6.

Editorial Notes

1racehorse eds.
21 shilling eds.
3the Epsom Derby eds.
4racehorse eds.
51 shilling, sixpence eds.
6 Snarleyyow: or, the Dog Fiend by Frederick Marryat. London: H. Colburn, 1837. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Margaret

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

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

    Mills, Mr.
    an antique seller and friend of RG, and contributor to the Covenant of Literary Morality eds.; of Paddington Street, Marylebone KG
  • 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.


    • Title: Covenant of Literal Morality, The [subtitle Protocol I; privately printed]
    • Author: Aldridge, John, Dorothy Hutchinson, Lucie Brown, Ward Hutchinson, George Buchanan, Alix Kemp, Mary Buchanan, Hary Kemp, Norman Cameron, Len Lye, Gordon Glover, Albert Mills, Robert Graves, Mary Phillips, Sally Graves, Beryl Pritchard, Liddell Hart, David
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Bristol
    • Publisher: Western Printing Services Ltd.
    • Idno: A37
    • Date: 1938