Aug 14 Friday

Packed up. Goodbye to Constable's.[RG]
Jenny arrived. Very sweet. We had lunch together at Hungaria & then she went out to Korda's. She liked Laura, she said. I[RG] Sent £100 to N.N.
Cat (Courtenay) caught young moorhen.[RG] Jenny [RG] said: "I like clothes & I like jewellery & I'm not ashamed. The only thing I am ashamed of is keeping in with your brother Charles." Staying with E.D. "Very promiscuous & jealous of Ann's young men: puts them into cubby holes for herself." Laura with Gordon by car to Gt Bardfield. Karl & Alan & I by train to Bishop Stortford1, met by John. 1564 house, built on in successive centuries, ×××× [crossed out] floors[RG] tilted, good garden, early Victorian interior. 4 cats. Short handed. Helped wash up. Cat Courtenay caught moorhen.

Editorial Notes

1rail station eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Great Bardfield

    Great Bardfield, Essex, UK
    Home of John Aldridge and Lucy Brown at "The Place" RG, WPG 249-50

People Mentioned

  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Laura

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

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Korda

    Korda, Alexander
    Director of the film version of I Claudius.
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Nancy

    Nicholson, Nancy
    (1899-1977) First wife of Robert Graves; married 1918, separated 1927, divorced 1949. eds.
  • Charles

    Graves, Charles Patrick Ranke
    RG's brother with whom he did not get on. WG Estranged from RG in 1937 over Jenny Nicholson's crisis. See RPG p.281 CP
  • Aldridge

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable
    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG