Aug 30 Sunday

All morning Troy . Finished going over 5 [Section five] with Laura.
Sam to Hampton Court with Karl, Jenny to Poulk.[RG]
In afternoon tea with Harry Kemp & Fr. [Frau] Eiermann.
In evening news theatre with David and long talk at Nottingham Place with him: about work, & inherited capacities.
Spending about £6 a day this week.

Hands Referenced

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Places Mentioned

  • Nottingham Place

    Westminster, London, England
    Location of Maisie Sommerville's flat KG
  • Poulk

    Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, England
    Nancy Nicholson (R.G.'s ex-wife)'s home, where she and Geoffrey Phibbs founded Poulk Press. eds.

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).
  • Jenny

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

    Kemp, Harry
    Poet. Met Graves and Riding through James Reeves in August 1936, just after their arrival in England. In their previous correspondence, Riding had been intrigued by his falling-out with Communism. He became associated with their circle, collaborating on various projects. (RPG 248-49)
  • Sam

    Graves, Samuel
    R.G.'s youngest child by Nancy Nicholson. C.P.& WG
  • David

    Graves, David
    R.G.'s second child [by Nancy Nicholson]. W.G. In RAF; killed in the war. The only one of Graves' children who might have become a poet had he lived. K.G., eds.
  • Alix Kemp

    Kemp, Alix
    Married to poet Harry Kemp. The couple shared a house with Graves and Riding in Ewhurst, Surrey (1937). eds (RPG 277); also referred to as Frau Eierman by RG eds. see Diary August 30, 1936
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937