Wed. 25 Nov

Watt sent typed letters of T.E. to me. They are being offered to Messrs Walt[RG] Maggs for sale. Telephone talk with Sally.
Took Ward's photograph of Alice1 to be passe-partouted 2 and accidently[RG] met Len: he came home to lunch[RG] & discussed the international situation (which absorbs everything) Thinking that England would isolate Italy from Germany and attack her within 3 months. L & I said no, no war.
* Had tooth out: left molar, with injection. The dentist expected an hour's work; but it came out all in one, not in pieces.[RG]
Jenny to supper: discussed the question of her living alone. Wanted to remain at Curzon House, but for the thefts.
Maisie afterwards: Laura discussing with her appropriate action in present crisis.
* 3
Going over another (rewritten) chapter of ' The Heathen '.

Editorial Notes

1Laura's cat eds.
2"all-purpose"? eds.
3R.G. moved a paragraph from this location and inserted it above, where indicated eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Curzon House

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Lye, Len
    New Zealand painter, sculptor, and filmmaker whom LR & RG had met in London. He helped with the Seizin Press publications. WG; married to Jane Lye, son Bix. 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.
  • Jenny

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

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG
  • Sally

    Graves, Sally
    R.G.'s niece. Daughter of his half-brother Philip. KG
  • 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.
  • Watson-Turner

    Graves' dentist whose office was at 59, Wimpole Street; RG names him interchangeably: Turner-Watson, W. Turner, and Dentist eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • A.S. Watt & Son, Ltd.

    Watt, A.S.
    RG's literary agent: first mentioned in November, 1935; team includes: Alexander Strahan Watt, and W.P. Watt et al, who may have handled different aspects of Graves' extensive European publishing and distribution. The firm replaced Eric Pinker. K.G. When did Pinker go, and why? KG
  • Maggs Bros.

    Maggs Bros.
    Auction house and antiquarian booksellers K.G.

Bibliography

    • Title: The Heathen
    • Author: Wyatt, Honor
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Date: 1937