Aug 4 Thursday.

Poems1: nearly at the end.
Only about 10 poems have escaped revision.
* Started real work on Dictionaryan assignment from L; with Alan.[RG]
Thunder in air: not much cooler [sic: cooller].
Montague in his first game of 7 ¼ made 44 for 65 – a record.
Laura on Wives, Bottrall's poems2, Alan's Damage, Dictionary, Letters: and shouting in exasperation at Modeste who finds everything pas bon 3 and is an obstinate mule
First nuts.

Editorial Notes

2for The Turning Path by Ronald Bottrall. London: A. Barker, Ltd., 1939. eds.
3 "not good" eds.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Montague Simmonds

    Simmons, Montague
    poet, and civil servant in the children's branch of the Home Office; m. to Dorothy Simmons, the sculptress RPG
  • Alan

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

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

    Bottrall, Ronald
    poet KG; married to Margaret Bottrall, writer and editor eds.
  • Modeste

    Dreuxlin, Modeste
    cook and house maid at La Chevrie, France eds.


    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939
    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Year of Damage [novel]
    • Author: Hodge, Alan
    • Date: 1936-12