Aug 5 Friday.

Distant thunder: air cooler [sic: cooller].
Going over poems all day
Rode into Montauban with Montague & there found from Pinson that Laura had to go in again about her carte de tourisme 1; failing which a fine of 100 fr [francs] a day.. There is some petty point about the existing document not having her parents names filled in
Worked till [until] 1 o clock.
A little evening dictionary work with Laura & Alan.

Editorial Notes

1literally: "traveller's card", i.e. visa eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France

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).
  • M. Pinson

    Pinson, Monsieur
    lawyer in Montauban, France who handled the rental agreement for La Chevrie eds.


    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935