Sun June 19th

Maisie called in her car at 10.30 and took Laura & me to Arkesden. Thousands of boy & girl cyclists all the way out until Bishop's Stortford; and traffic jams all the way back.
Maisie's withdrawal from Protocol makes relationship unreal & spoilt the day: Gordon being affected rather [RG]. John & Lucie there to tea, which was the nicest. Honor had beautifully shined up the house & Julian & I played for a long time on the lawn with marbles I gave him – his first. John & Lucie told how they had got a Father Walsh in for the hauntings, who was grateful: & perhaps Benlow's unsaid prayers may cause the hauntings.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Arkesden

    Essex, England
  • Bishop's Stortford

    Bishop's Stortford, England
    City northeast of London eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Lucie

    Brown, Lucie
    Married artist John Aldridge. eds.
  • Maisie

    Sommerville, Maisie
    Head of BBC Education broadcasting department. Friend of R.G. and L.R. Arranged accomodation for them when they returned to London as exiles. W.G., eds.
  • Julian

    Glover, Julian
    Honor & Gordon's baby. WG


    • 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