Aug 14 Saturday

A rainy day: had to dry Sam's bed-clothes. But Alice came
Children[RG] They [RG] hired bicycles, played games about the house, read.
Visit to pub[RG] Crown in evening, all but Laura.[RG]
I cooked supper.
Alan & Norman, so that in the evening we were
More work on Chapter IV & 4[RG] 2 pp [pages] more of 5 [Chapter 5].1
Alan bought me a magnifying reading glass (30/- for 21/-2 because chipped)
Laura weary; at Letter book .
No military news from Spain for the last few days.
Bombardment of Shanghai.

Editorial Notes

1of Belisarius eds.
230 shillings reduced to 21 shillings eds.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black
    • Annotation: pencil correction of letter enclosure
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Crown

    Ewhurst, Surrey, England
    a village pub? eds.; RPG 279
  • Shanghai

    Shanghai, China

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work 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)
  • 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.
  • Robert

    Graves, Robert
    [1st person]. (1895-1985). Poet, novelist, essayist, critic, and author of his diary. eds.
  • Alan

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

    Mace, Alice
    maid at Ewhurst, 1937 eds.
  • Catherine

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

    Graves, Samuel
    R.G.'s youngest child by Nancy Nicholson. C.P.& WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: Letter Book [became The World and Ourselves]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura