Ap 29 Sat.

(Ten years ago Laura fell)
Tom went off for 2 days to New York.
Schuyler fetched us to New Hope in the car. Julie came too with the boys, who went off picnicking with Griselda, Maria, Katharine & Ben Jackson1. & had a mudfight[RG]
We saw the Ruin2 being built for us (by June 1st) & Schuyler planted a Carpathian walnut, we helping. The trees are not out yet. Introduced to David Owl the Indian & his brood of children3.
Schuyler wrote a letter to A & B to show Consul4 for their visa.
Only history of Ruin: 'A nigger once lived there & the roof caved in.'
Schuyler rather dumb, Katharine not so. On return Laura to bed early: Julie & I talked till [until] passed midnight: very good.

Editorial Notes

1the four children of Schuyler and Katharine Jackson eds.
2a decrepit barn at New Hope; eventually called "Nimrod's Rise" eds.
3David Owle, a Cherokee man who lived with his family and worked at the Jacksons' farm Friedmann 337
4U.S. Consul in London KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • New York

    New York City, New York, United States
  • New Hope

    Brownsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
    Schuyler Jackson's farm, where Graves and Riding stayed soon after they arrived in America in 1939. eds

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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
  • Griselda

    Jackson, Griselda
    Schuyler and Katharine Jackson's eldest child; younger siblings are Maria, Kathie, and Ben Jackson eds.