Log Entries of Letters for December, 1937

Dec 1[RG] Letters

December 1

G. Murphy: Jenny: Catherine: David: poem mss [manuscript] 1 to Watt.

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Lucie with gauds2, Mills with cheque.

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Noel Coward, about Jenny.

12.

Drucker (in Latin) Sam: Margaret: Catherine: Kitty: Ward ××××: Int. [International] Who's Who 3. Westbank 4. Leonard Morgan.

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×××× [crossed out] Jenny £6 Nancy.

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Catherine, Sam, Cribb about map, Lucie, Marjorie Turner.

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Catherine, parcel. Lucie, parcel.

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Jenny cheque: Serg. Price: Barker, Faber (orders). Sir Kingsley Wood. Income tax.

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Nancy about Jenny.

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Paula Chapin; Kander; children5; Dorothy & Ward; Dr. ×××× [cut off]

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Editorial Notes

2beads eds.
3 The International Who's Who. London: Europa Publications Ltd.: 1935-. eds.
4i.e. Westminster Bank? eds.
5 Jenny, David, Catherine, and Sam eds.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Aldridge

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 eds.
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Lucie

    Brown, Lucie
    Married artist John Aldridge. eds.
  • David

    Graves, David
    R.G.'s second child [by Nancy Nicholson]. W.G. In RAF; killed in the war. The only one of Graves' children who might have become a poet had he lived. K.G., eds.
  • Catherine

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

    Nicholson, Nancy
    (1899-1977) First wife of Robert Graves; married 1918, separated 1927, divorced 1949. eds.
  • Philip

    Graves, Philip
    R.G.'s half brother. WG
  • Mills

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

    Coward, Noel
    (1899-1973), playwright and composer eds.
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG
  • Margaret

    Russell, Margaret
    House-keeper L.R. & R.G. had had in London. WG
  • Ward

    Hutchinson, Ward
    Photographer. Contibuted to"Epilogue." W.G. R.G. often refers to "the Hutchinsons" (Ward & Dorothy) as a couple especially when they were staying on the island. eds.
  • Dorothy

    Hutchinson, Dorothy
    Ward Hutchinson's wife. WG
  • Sam

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

    Kyllmann, O.K.
    of Constable's RG; also referred to as O.K. eds
  • J. Flynn

    Flynn, J.
    A Jesuit priest of the Jesuit Society of Jesus KG
  • Gwendolen Murphy

    Murphy, Gwendolen
    editor of The Modern Poet anthology (1938) eds.
  • Kitty West

    West, Katherine
    wife of English journalist, [Douglas West eds.]; lived in Regent Park [at 32 York Terrace eds.] where RG and LR stayed on exile from Mallorca (1936) R.P.G.; dedicatee of LR's A Trojan Ending eds.
  • John Buchan, or, Tweedsmuir

    Buchan, John
    (1875-1940) The writer. Appointed Governor General of Canada. W.G.; Baron Tweedsmuir. eds.
  • Cribb

    Cribb, Richard
    map-maker KG; worked with RG [for Count Belisarius?] eds.
  • Sir Kingsley Wood

    Kingsley Wood, Sir
    (1891-1943) Minister of Health 1935-1938 eds.
  • Edward Marsh

    Marsh, Edward
    Influential civil servant and friend of R.G.'s and many others from WW I, also Georgian poets and artists. W.G. & C.P.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • A.S. Watt & Son, Ltd.

    Watt, A.S.
    RG's literary agent: first mentioned in November, 1935; team includes: Alexander Strahan Watt, and W.P. Watt et al, who may have handled different aspects of Graves' extensive European publishing and distribution. The firm replaced Eric Pinker. K.G. When did Pinker go, and why? KG
  • Westminster Bank

  • Arthur Barker Ltd.

    Barker, Arthur
    The English publisher of I, Claudius and Claudius the God. WG
  • Faber & Faber

    Publishers of Old Soldier Sahib and Old Soldiers Never Die. WG
  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

    R.G.'s American publisher for I, Claudius and Claudius the God. eds.
  • Editors

    Editors of the Graves Diary Project.

Bibliography

    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938