Ap 12 Wed.

Léonie is secretly engaged to the commis1 at the farm 'Montague's negro' so Anita won't engage her for a few months only. Anita keeps on 'phoning for reassurance about the War: this is another Crisis time – French troops called up, Germans massing on various frontiers etc.
Woodpecker going all day.
Very hot weather.
Dorothy has made a[RG] wand for Tom (oak, with a knot-hole) & round objects for Julie & Katharine, each, out of bark of a rotten oak[RG] branch, & a hornbeam heart-shaped thing for Laura.

Editorial Notes

1clerk eds.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Leonie

    servant at La Chevrie eds.
  • Laura

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

    Ana, Anita
    Marroig. Gelat's daughter, married to Juan Vives the Doctor's brother. Live in Rennes, France. WG
  • Dorothy

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

    Simmons, Montague
    poet, and civil servant in the children's branch of the Home Office; m. to Dorothy Simmons, the sculptress RPG
  • Tom

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG
  • Julie

    Matthews, Julie
    Tom Matthews' wife. WG
  • Katharine Jackson

    Jackson, Katharine
    m. to Schuyler Jackson eds.