Nov 5 Friday.

To Cranleigh in the car with Harry: to order a new collar for Solace1, arrange for removal van, get a key cut for Marigold2, buy paper-clips. Walked back.
Going over yesterday's work & wrote 10 more pp [pages] working all day till [until] 12 o'clock: nearly 3×××× typed pp [pages] now.
Anita is having another baby at Deyá.
×××× [indecipherable] [RG]
La atmosfera esta muy mal con los dos: sienten el frío. 3
Laura writing letter-book , last section.

Editorial Notes

1Graves' cat eds.
2name of house, where [Karl] lodged KG
3 "There's a bad atmosphere with those two: they feel the coldness" KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Cranleigh

    Cranleigh, Surrey, England
    town closest to Ewhurst KG
  • Deyá

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Town located on the northwest coast of Majorca, on the hillside between the Teix Mountains and the sea: this was RG's home with Laura Riding from 1929 to 1936. He returned there with his family after WW II. Eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Mas, Anita
    Gelat's daughter-in-law, married to Juan Mas. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Letter Book [became The World and Ourselves]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura