Dec 6 Monday.

Went over & finished Ch [Chapter] XXII Belisarius .
Karl got a new Und[RG] typewriter.
There was more Mary talk: so no work got done.
I went to Mills (across Regent's park) via the Scotsman's Zoo & got various Xmas [Christmas] presents & a copper needle-case for the work basket.
In evening went to[RG] with L & Mary to Maisie's flat at 89 Clarence Gate Gardens1; where was Tanny, Doris Chapman & a Sibthorpe girl. Maisie just getting into the flat.

Editorial Notes

1Redbridge eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Regent Park

    London, England
  • Scotsman's Zoo

    Regent's Park, London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Lucy, Mary
    Visited R.G. and L.R. at Ewhurst. An admirer of both Graves and Riding, but her marital problems brought tensions to their household. See diary entry January 2, 1938 (and K.G. note).
  • 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.
  • Mills

    Mills, Mr.
    an antique seller and friend of RG, and contributor to the Covenant of Literary Morality eds.; of Paddington Street, Marylebone KG
  • 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.
  • Tanny Brown

    Brown, Tanny
    a painter, ex-husband of Maisie Sommerville KG; father of Maisie's son Timothy Brown eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

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