Aug 9 Tuesday.

Laura in bed first half of day very bad head.
She got up after lunch[RG] about tea time, with her title.[RG]
Yvonne also had a bad head & did not come; so I with a bad head too did a lot of housework.
Going over poems with Laura for last time.
We also worked enjoyably on Dictionary in evening.
Decided to sack Modeste.
I bicycled to Montauban: there made an engagement with M.Pinson for L's carte d'identeté1 tomorrow.
We played 7 ¼ in a new form: blind, and the dealer can exchange his first or[RG] second card, if he dislikes it, with anyone else.
Have taken to making cigarettes again.

Editorial Notes

1 "identification card" eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

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

    de Gault, Yvonne
    maidservant to RG and LR at La Chevrie, France eds.


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