Dec 21 Tuesday.

Marie in bed.
Me & Karl with heavy colds. So Alan went to fetch Sam at King's +1 and bought his bicycle. Karl & I did housework.
Finished going over Ch [Chapter]. 1 Belisarius , did ¼ Ch [Chapter]. II. Added to preface.
Jenny & Sam to tea – Sam very deaf – Sam to Rhoda Legge's.
Harry & Alix: Xmas [Christmas] presents & off to Germany.
Adler goodbye: port and talk. He behaved very nicely.
No temperature, but bad cough.
* Teruel fell.

Editorial Notes

1King's Cross, Camden eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Teruel

    Teruel, Spain

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Yankel Adler

    Adler, Yankel
    (1895-1949) a Polish refugee painter KG; supported and promoted socially by RG and LR eds.
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Alan

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

    Goldschmidt, Marie
    Karl Goldschmidt's first wife. RPG 280-81. The couple met when Marie was employed as domestic help at Ewhurst (summer 1937). eds.
  • Sam

    Graves, Samuel
    R.G.'s youngest child by Nancy Nicholson. C.P.& WG

Bibliography

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