Jan 22 Friday

Honor came: she had a letter from George to show: dishonestly making use of H's feelings for L to compose a protestation of love. Laura advised. Honor to lunch. She will write a story for Epilogue . Fruit & flowers for Honor & Julian. A French dress ring for Jenny £1. Triumphall chariot in marble plaque from Caracalla's Baths 2/-: as paper weight.
Sam found his ticket after all & sent it.
Taking notes of Auden plagiarisms for next Epilogue after this1.
Laura writing letter to Majorca for this Epilogue . Honor's dream: Maisie announcing news ending: "I have one s.o.s. message. It is for L a u r a" [RG]
Harry after supper & out for a walk to S.F.2 cafe on Piccadilly Circus: hot roes on toast, coffee & walk by[RG] back by small streets full of night clubs.

Editorial Notes

2? KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Piccadilly

    London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Kemp, Harry
    Poet. Met Graves and Riding through James Reeves in August 1936, just after their arrival in England. In their previous correspondence, Riding had been intrigued by his falling-out with Communism. He became associated with their circle, collaborating on various projects. (RPG 248-49)
  • Sam

    Graves, Samuel
    R.G.'s youngest child by Nancy Nicholson. C.P.& WG
  • George

    Ellidge, George
    friend, married to Mary Burtonwood eds.; friend of Honor Wyatt's KG
  • Julian

    Glover, Julian
    Honor & Gordon's baby. WG
  • Auden

    Auden, W.H.
    British poet (1907-1973). R.G. disliked. eds
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: The World and Ourselves [former title: Letter Book]
    • Author: Riding, Laura [contributor; with Sally Graves, Sir Edward Marsh et al]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
    • Date: 1938-11
    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Editor: Riding, Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: A Letter from England to Majorca
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London & Deyá
    • Publisher: Constable & Seizin Press
    • BiblScope: 227-229
    • Idno: A33
    • Date: 1937