Aug 9 Monday.

Alix went to Keighly1 about her milk bacteriologies.
I wrote 12 pp [pages] & finished chap [chapter] IV of Belisarius : & went over it.
A walk along the Ewhurst road ending at the Bull's Head (L, Harry, Karl & I). I lost my pigskin double cigarette case on the road.
Letter from Short: the £125 arrived safely.
Sent N.N. a cheque (up to next January.)

Editorial Notes

1Keighley, Yorkshire KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Yorkshire

    Yorkshire, England
  • Ewhurst

    Ewhurst, Surrey, England
    Highcroft, the house RG and LR rented with Harry and Alix Kemp between July and November 1937, was located there. eds.
  • Bull's Head

    Ewhurst, Surrey, England
    pub near Highcroft eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Kemp, Alix
    Married to poet Harry Kemp. The couple shared a house with Graves and Riding in Ewhurst, Surrey (1937). eds (RPG 277); also referred to as Frau Eierman by RG eds. see Diary August 30, 1936
  • 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.
  • Short

    Short
    Shipping agent and operator of a lending library in Palma. K.G.

Bibliography

    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21