Nov 4 Friday

Laura up to 4.30 last night, 3 the night before, 3 night before.
Dorothy, Beryl, Alan to Rennes. Dorothy to buy carving wood – no success. The others bought household things – took in my watch, Laura's green Majorcan brooch & my Marnius Aquellius brooch to repair.
Copied out and revised dictionary lists.
Marie polishing all the floors – first time since we came here that this was really well done – & brass & windows also cleaned.
Went to Montauban in the car that had brought Dorothy's carving bench – both drunk. The driver made very cautious & correct by drink his copain 1 gloriously elevated.
Ordered new mattress & pillows.[RG]
Accounts: an hour spent over tracing 40 fr. [franc] deficit in the Rennes buyings.

Editorial Notes

1friend eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France
  • Rennes

    Rennes, France
    where Gelat's daughter, Anita, and son-in-law, Juan Vives live; visited by RG and LR et al in 1938 eds.

People Mentioned

  • 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).
  • Dorothy

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

    servant at La Chevrie 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


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