Jan 10 Monday

Karl, Alan & I cross copying Belisarius – 10 chapters.
Desmond Flower came & was very decent & intelligent.
Also Honor with conjunctivitis (she got the sack from L.P.E.1) and John, both for supper.
Worked till [until] 2, cross-copying.
Had a head & throat & stomach all day.
Letter from Mr. Neale – a year & a half old – nearly[RG] about[RG] a year after his death forwarded from Palma.
Laura going over Letter book — to all hours of the night.

Editorial Notes

1London Press Exchange KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.

People Mentioned

  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Laura

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

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

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

    Flower, Desmond
    associated with Cassell publishers KG
  • 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.
  • Ernest Neale

    Neale, Ernest
    of Islip post office R.G.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: Letter Book [became The World and Ourselves]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura