Tuesday Sept 15

To Caledonian Market with Catherine. Bought a brown garnet brooch Georgian 11/61, ruby & pearl ring for Dorothy 15/-2, Hester Bateman tongs 15/-, tea spoon M.S.3 for Maisie,silver salt & pepper castors 6/×××× each, 4 Wedgewood plates 1/- each, 37 piece pink tea service 7/6, Worcester sugar bowl 2/- ,pink china beads 2/-, Staffordshire water jug 6/-, Persian bedspread 9/- (from Spanish speaking Safardists from Selonika) cufflinks & stud 18/6, Victorian solitaire set 6.6d 4, 2 pewter ashtrays 4/-.
Norman asked to mediate: apology on way from Grigson. Told Osborne, by phone, matter ended for me, if apology decent.
*[RG] Met David & Sam & saw them & C. off at Paddington (another platform) to Warminster. To Liddell Hart: he was very sticky.
Hors d'oeuvres at Prada.
Lost my fountain pen in taxi.

Editorial Notes

111 shillings, sixpence eds.
215 shillings eds.
3an initialled teaspoon? eds.
46 shillings, sixpence eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Caledonian Market

    London, England
  • Paddington

    London, England
  • Prada's

    Euston Rd., London, England
    a favorite haunt of the Graves' RPG
  • Warminster

    Warminster, Wiltshire, England

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • Catherine

    Nicholson, Catherine
    Catherine Nicholson: (1922- ) third of four children of Robert Graves and Nancy Nicholson. eds.
  • 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.
  • Geoffrey Grigson

    Grigson, Geoffrey
    Poet and literary critic C.P. & K.G. Founder and editor of New Verse, a poetry journal (1933-39). eds.
  • Norman Cameron

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • Dorothy

    Hutchinson, Dorothy
    Ward Hutchinson's wife. WG
  • Osborne

    Osborne
    associated with Morning Post eds.
  • Liddell Hart

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Hester Bateman

    Hester Bateman
    brand name silversmith eds.