Saturday, Dec 3[RG] 5

To J.F. for advice
Took Jenny to Curzon House and settled up. Then to station & saw her off.
Saw Sherrick at Dorchester (with Pamela Boscomb who sympathised with me as Charles ' brother and had tried to save Peggy from marrying him [sic: her]) who was sensible and helpful.
Wrote to N.N. a long letter indicating that P.M. had deliberately tried to force a marriage by blackmail.
Dinner at Ward & Dorothy: Janet present looking 35 and talking nonsense.
Allan from Oxford. We talked Personal Relation scheme until late.
Welcome letter from Hillgarth: money has arrived, he has seen the Deyá people, is sending the mss [manuscript], all quiet, food not too bad though bread coarse. And letters from Juan, Anita, Magdalena, Gelat.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Curzon House

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

    London, England
    Hotel where Jenny Graves performed eds.
  • Oxford

    England
    home of Oxford University eds.
  • Deyá

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Town located on the northwest coast of Majorca, on the hillside between the Teix Mountains and the sea: this was RG's home with Laura Riding from 1929 to 1936. He returned there with his family after WW II. Eds.

People Mentioned

  • J.F.

    Freeman, Dr. John
    friend of RG; married to Violet Freeman eds.
  • Jenny

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

    Nicholson, Nancy
    (1899-1977) First wife of Robert Graves; married 1918, separated 1927, divorced 1949. eds.
  • Sherrick

    Sherrick
    R.G.'s daughter Jenny's manager (RPG 263); same as Shellick? associated with Dorchester Hotel eds.
  • Pamela Boscomb

    Boscomb, Pamela
    ?; associated with the Devonshire Hotel revue and Sherrick 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
  • Peggy Graves

    Graves, Peggy
    Married to Charles Graves, R.G.'s brother. Both provided support to Robert's daughter Jenny while she was performing in London. (RPG 249, 265) eds.
  • Pat Moran

    Moran, Pat
    lover of Jenny Graves RPG (261)
  • 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
  • Janet

    Hutchinson[?], Janet
    Ward Hutchinson's mother KG
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Hillgarth

    Hillgarth
    Consul? Ambasador? Foreign Office. W.G.; Palma Consul KG
  • Juan

    Mas, Juan Marroig
    Usually refers to Gelat's son, sometimes to Gelat himself. WG
  • Anita

    Mas, Anita
    Gelat's daughter-in-law, married to Juan Mas. WG
  • Magdalena Marroig

    Marroig Más, Magdalena
    Gelat's daughter. Later married Marcos Colom. WG
  • Gelat

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.