Sept 2 Wednesday

Saw David & Sam off to Harlech, after helping tidy up Maisie's flat.
With Jenny to settle her in Curzon House & discuss the whole financial problem. Lunch at Mrs Cook's (American)1 near Leicester Square.[RG]
Then shopping: shirts from Marshall & Snelgrove, Laura's shoes from Rayne's and at Little Gallery a tea service 37/6, a patchwork quilt £5.5, 6 sherry glasses at 4/2 each, an ash chair 30/-, beads for Laura. Met Sterling for the 3rd time near Nottingham Place.[RG] Forgot to phone Karl who got alarmed: with him down Tott. Court road to eat modestly and see news reel: after visit from Glendinning fixing up Ant contract.

Editorial Notes

1restaurant? eds.
2shillings eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Harlech

    Harlech, North Wales, Great Britain
    The location of the Graves family home, called "Erinfa."
  • Curzon House

    Mayfair, London, England
    Jenny Graves' lodgings starting September, 1936 eds.
  • Leicester Square

    London, England
  • Nottingham Place

    Westminster, London, England
    Location of Maisie Sommerville's flat KG
  • Tottenham Court Road

    London, England

People Mentioned

  • Jenny

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

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

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

    Sterling
    An osteopath who was leaving for Spain with the Friend's Ambulance when R.G. met him in August 1936.
  • Maisie

    Sommerville, Maisie
    Head of BBC Education broadcasting department. Friend of R.G. and L.R. Arranged accomodation for them when they returned to London as exiles. W.G., eds.
  • 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.
  • Glendenning

    Glendenning
    ? with News Chronicle. WG Constable's (the publisher's) lawyer. KG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Marshall & Snelgrove

    Marshall& Snelgrove
    London department store
  • Rayne's

    Rayne's
    shoe shop in Mayfair, London

Bibliography

    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936