Aug 14 Sunday.

Top of grandfather clock fell on my head, so humbled it by taking it to a stable for hens to nest in. Made a telephone-chair from one with a hole in and the top of a sundial (1726).
David arrived, rather cross after a crowded crossing from Southampton.
L & I talked to Montagu clarifying his problem: letting him see what the problem[RG] various parts of the question, sex, Mary, Dorothy, Home Office, 'serious work' looked like. He was still undecided.
I sawed wood for the fires.
Laura going over D's 'Sculpture'.1
Beryl offered an illegitimate baby at St. Uniac.
Late at night L Alan & I had a dictionary consultation.

Editorial Notes

1an article? eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • St. Uniac

    Brittany, France
    a village within walking distance of La Chevrie. eds.
  • Southampton


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).
  • Beryl

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds
  • Dorothy

    Simmons, Dorothy
    Sculptor associated with the Graves-Riding inner circle (1938-39). Married to Montague Simmons. eds
  • David Reeves

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.
  • Mary

    Montague Simmons' young love interest eds.


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