Oct 23 Sunday.

Dictionary, headache, aspirin, fine weather, more aspirin. With David put out a washing line of about 30 yards from a cypress to a lime. A girl called Marie came for an interview about work: difficult because she wanted a full-time job, but we will arrange somehow with the Levrels at the farm.
David gave us tea in his room, éclairs, & Laura unveiled a monument for the dining-room – a hippocamp1, given by M me Perou, on a fine-clay stand modelled by David [RG] Dorothy with David's help in the structure.
More work on the poem2

Editorial Notes

1seahorse? eds.
2 "Habit Sleep"? eds.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

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

    servant at La Chevrie eds.
  • Levril

    family who ran[?] the Grand Chevrie farm at RG & LR's rented estate in Montauban, France eds.
  • Mme Perou

    Madam Perou and her family who befriended RG et al at La Chevrie eds.


    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Habit Sleep [poem] [Not traced. Apparently not published. DW]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-10-22