Feb 27 Monday

Dictionary, reading proofs of Left Heresy, letter-preface to Bottrall's Poems1.
Beryl Alan & I went to Montauban with the Petrole2 tins and[RG] & I had a hair cut & played billiards with Alan.
There seems a great political change going on: we all feel something cracking. Sally writes that war is very near: but this makes no real sense.
Laura wrote today about reservations on boats to[RG] America.
Laura now says I am a Fortaskew.3

Editorial Notes

2petrol i.e. gas eds.
3see name game 26 February,1939 eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Bottrall, Ronald
    poet KG; married to Margaret Bottrall, writer and editor eds.
  • Sally

    Graves, Sally
    R.G.'s niece. Daughter of his half-brother Philip. KG


    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: The Left Heresy in Literature and Life [the essay "Politics and Poetry" comprises the closing section of this book.(RPG 278) eds.]
    • Author: Kemp, Harry/ Riding, Laura/ others
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Methuen
    • Idno: B29
    • Date: 1939
    • Title: Letter [Prefatory Introduction]
    • Title: Turning Path, The [poetry by Ronald Bottrall; dedicated to LR; prefatory letter by RG]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: A. Barker
    • BiblScope: xi-xii
    • Idno: B29.1
    • Date: 1939-02-25