Friday Sept 25th

21st ann. [anniversary] of Loos1.
Left Jenny's life at Charles', collected Timothy, who was very well-behaved. Went to Caledonian market. Bought pinchbeck chain 2/-2, carbuncle & red glass brooch 4/63, dark blue Victorian beads 1/-, Victorian tartan stamp-box 2/6, blue Wedgewood platter 5/-, completed solitaire set at 2d 4 a marble, turquoise ring 15/-, French carved shell and silver powder puff (1790) 15/-, length of silk 2/6, soup-plates 1/-.
Also for Maisie Wedgewood coffee pot 6/-, Scotch brooch 2/6, for Dorothy a brooch 2/6, a shell with cameo of Wellington for Gammers Hall (The Hutchinsons).
Karl took Timothy to a cinema.
Started on a difficult poem.
In evening David Reeves came & worked out with Laura dimensions of a jewell[RG]-case for her.

Editorial Notes

1Battle of Loos 1915 eds.
22 shillings eds.
34 shillings, sixpence eds.
4pence eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Caledonian Market

    London, England
  • Gammers Hall

    England
    Home of Ward & Dorothy Hutchinson eds.

People Mentioned

  • Jenny

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

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

    Hutchinson, Ward
    Photographer. Contibuted to"Epilogue." W.G. R.G. often refers to "the Hutchinsons" (Ward & Dorothy) as a couple especially when they were staying on the island. eds.
  • Dorothy

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

    Brown, Timothy
    son of Maisie Sommerville and Tanny Brown 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
  • David Reeves

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.