Jan 8 Saturday

*[RG] Finished going over Belisarius , last time before L's checks & proofs.
To rest eyes took a[RG] Walk across Park. Met H.Brooke, Islip schoolmaster, at Scotsman's Zoo, walked[RG] went[RG] across Park with him to Mr. Mills' & there bought trifling presents for his family.
At Mills bought: a walrus tusk with 17th Cent [Century] sailors carving of foreign bird & palm trees, 2/61, a Georgian corkscrew 3/-, a picture (about 1820) of a magistrate & poacher 6d 2; paid for repair of moonstone earrings & Georgian marquisite3 & opalescent brooch. Mr Mills gave me a Georgian glass roundel with looking glass rounds in it, as a New Years gift.
To Jenny's: talked to Nancy ×××× [indecipherable] about the children. She undertook the Jenny problem.
* Teruel finally held by Republicans.

Editorial Notes

12 shillings, sixpence eds.
2sixpence eds.
3marcasite KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Teruel

    Teruel, Spain
  • Regent Park

    London, England
  • Islip

    Islip, Oxfordshire, England
    small village where Graves and Nancy Nicholson rented, then owned, a cottage named "The World's End" R.P.G.
  • Scotsman's Zoo

    Regent's Park, London, England

People Mentioned

  • Jenny

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

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

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

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

Bibliography

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