Dec 7 Wednesday

Laura starting a system of letters to people who get in the way: started with Michael Roberts & Janet Smith1.
I was very cold all day not from external but internal cold.
Alan, Beryl & I went to have passport photos taken in the village by a caricature photographer with a hairlip[RG] in a caricature studio. +
Dictionary: letters with great difficulty.
I have stopped smoking for five days now and hardly noticed the difference.
+ they turned out very well

Editorial Notes

1Janet Adam Smith KG; editor of BBC magazine The Listener, & married to Michael Roberts 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
  • 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
  • Michael Roberts

    Roberts, Michael
    Editor; real name William Edward KG; L.R. & R.G. submitted poems for an anthology he was preparing, published by ? Faber & Faber. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • British Broadcasting Corporation

    British Broadcasting Corporation


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