I came up a day earlier in order to meet Grey at Spender's as one of the 'Writers' Group'. The 'Writers' Group' now consists of George Paish, A.G. Gardiner, J.A. Spender, J.A. Hobson, Graham Wallas, Lowes Dickinson, Gilbert Murray, Hartley Withers, Leonard Hobhouse and myself. We lunched first at Cafe Royal, the name of which had rather startled Gardiner & Co., at the start. At Spender's there were also invited M'Kenna, Runciman and Buckmaster. Webb and Henderson had been invited to lunch with us. They came also.
Grey looked younger than I had expected. Hair scarcely grey. Trousers too wide. He played with a pencil case half the time. He looked well, and spoke easily, clearly and well.
We all sat in chairs in Spender's study in Sloane Street, surrounded by Spender's watercolours, some of which were very good.