Thursday Dec 24

Presents including China poodles from N.N. and wine-[RG]glass from Catherine, box-wood bottle-&-case from Honor & Gordon.[RG]
Alone to Jenny: who is anxious about time for evacuation1.
Hollied the flat. Honor & Gordon about all day[RG]. Proofs. Sherry at Douglas Wests & gave toys to children. Maisie's flat in a state of chaos, Xmas [Christmas] and Tim [RG]. Mary finished late & then went off until Saturday.
Proofs late – 2.30

Editorial Notes

1"concuation"(BG): no such word; deliberately made unreadable? KG; release from hospital? see 20 January, 1937 eds.

Hands Referenced

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People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Mary

    Hale, Mary
    Welsh maid at Nottingham Place, sister Violet eds.; later, maid for RG and LR at Dorset St. "Laura pinched [her] from Kitty West" eds. KG
  • Douglas West

    West, Douglas
    reporter for the Daily Mail, husband of Kitty West eds.
  • Catherine

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

    Brown, Timothy
    son of Maisie Sommerville and Tanny Brown eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.