Oct 11 Wednesday[RG] Tuesday[RG]

Fine day.
Went over ch [chapter] IX of Ghost again.
Dictionary with Alan (classifying & putting away verbs in box) and later with Laura.
Yvonne has a whitlow1 and couldn't come, Leonie has boils and had to be helped by us, M me Boutier has again not brought wash.
Worried about Schwarz: Jews are to have German passports cancelled.
Laura did a great chunk of Aristotle2 & slept late.
Moonlight walk at midnight with Alan, Beryl, Dorothy, Laura.
Have solved lamp problem with 'Matador' burners (German).

Editorial Notes

1swelling in the finger or thumb eds.
2 for Lives of Wives eds.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Alan

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

    servant at La Chevrie eds.
  • Mme Boutier

    Boutier, Madam
    washer woman hired by RG & LR at La Chevrie, 1938 eds.
  • Laura

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

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

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

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG


    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22
    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939