Jan23 Sat. Sally's marriage

Epilogue with Laura all day.
Karl arranged about Lugano1 fares.[RG]
Ros had a boy yesterday (3rd in a row) to be called Paul.
Jim Cooper took Laura & me (with A.G.) to a funcrazy theosophical maternity hospital Stonefields run by Dr Pink & Dr White at Blackheath. He had drunk champagne at the wedding & was dangerous on the Old Kent Road. Saw Ros & child. Goodbye to A.G. [RG] An American cousin had written that I had published a new book 'Tiberius Penny Puce'![RG] Back by Cannon St & London Bridge.
Herrings & beer, chicken sandwich with Laura at a Brasserie under Lyons by Charing + [Charing Cross]station.
Jenny had pains: phoned Nancy after being reassured by Green Armytage that O. was K.2
Another supper with Karl & Laura at flat. Packing things up. Laura went over my new[RG] poems, found something in all set some aside for book, ×××× [indecipherable] three Jealous Man , Marble Table man , and Exile possible for Epilogue .

Editorial Notes

1Italy eds.
2Graves is using the original " oll " or " orlkorrect " eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Stonefield Way

    Greenwich, London, England
    location of maternity hospital where Ros Cooper has son Paul eds.
  • Blackheath

    Greenwich, London, England
  • Old Kent Road

    Lewisham, London, England
  • Cannon Street

    London, England
  • Lyons Corner House

    Westminster, London, England
    Lyons Corner House Restaurant, Oxford St.; or else RG calls it the "Marble Arch" Lyons Corner House eds.

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.
  • 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.
  • Nancy

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

    Green-Armytage, Dr.
    Jenny Nicholson's doctor at Belleville hospital eds.
  • Sally

    Graves, Sally
    R.G.'s niece. Daughter of his half-brother Philip. KG
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG
  • Ros

    Cooper, Rosaleen Dr.
    Dr. Rosaleen Cooper, R.G.'s sister. W.G.; husband Jim, sons Dan, Roger & Paul RPG.
  • Jim

    Cooper, Jim
    RG's brother-in-law, married to Ros, son Roger eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: The Exile [poem]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London & Deyá
    • Publisher: Constable & Seizin Press
    • BiblScope: 164-169
    • Idno: B25
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Editor: Riding, Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: A Jealous Man [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell & Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1936-11-01
    • Title: At the Marble Table [poem; was The Marble Table]
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • BiblScope: [138-172]
    • Idno: A33
    • Date: 1936-11-22