May 2 Tuesday

We – Tom, Julie, Laura, David & I – went over to a picnic at New Hope; the lower floor boards were down and the planking started. Saw the plans; approved but for the opening of one door. (Griselda with rash from pigeons.)[RG]
Getting to know Katharine better.
Tom showed us a memorandum from Luce1 about Time's function: very heartening.
Schuyler will work on Dictionary.
Laura happy but thinner and not sleeping well.
Drink with the Bishop & Mrs Matthews2: they froze.

Editorial Notes

1Henry Robinson Luce (1898-1967) eds.; editor of Time KG
2parents of Tom Matthews KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Julie

    Matthews, Julie
    Tom Matthews' wife. WG
  • 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
  • Griselda

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

    Jackson, Katharine
    m. to Schuyler Jackson eds.


    • Title: Time [Magazine]
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935