Ap 28 Friday

At 4 am got up & saw harbour lights.[RG]
Arrived New York 8 am.
Passports 9.30. landed 10.30
Tom, Julie, Schuyler Katharine met us. Customs men suspicious of Oxford Dictionary1; but let Laura through without trouble. Schuyler drove us to Princeton in his farm-truck. That night he & Katharine came over to supper. Isabel & Jesse phoned from Los Angeles.
I sleep in Tom's study in basement, Laura next door.
Not much said. Distributed presents (the Havre things) & the wooden gifts.
David lodging near: 5 doors off Einstein2.
Saw American robin: no newspaper placards, no garden fences.

Editorial Notes

1 Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Ed. C.T. Onions. London: Newnes, 1933. eds.
2Einstein Drive, Princeton, New York eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Havre

    Le Havre, France
  • New York

    New York City, New York, United States
  • Princeton

    Princeton, New Jersey, United States
  • Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, California, United States

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.
  • 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.
  • Schuyler Jackson

    Jackson, Schuyler
    American poet who became Laura Riding's second husband. Graves and Riding stayed with Jackson, his wife Katharine ("Kit"), and his family on their farm in Pennsylvania in 1939. It was here that the partnership between R.G. and L.R. came to an end. eds
  • Isabel

    Mayers, Isabel
    Laura Riding's sister. Lived in L.A. WG
  • Jesse

    Mayers, Jesse
    m. to LR's half-sister Isabel, and editor at Grosset & Dunlap Friedmann 16