Jan 21 Friday.

Transcopies ch [chapter] 9. Laura had no time for new: difficult Letter Book problems.[RG]
Rewrote preface to poems1 once more.
Morley to lunch. He is evidently going to do Lawrence book: asked about copyrights etc.
Alan was also there to lunch – Morley good on subject of Auden – who knows how to take care of himself & his sales. His point: 'a dreadful & tedious task digging up the plagiarisms: he will find his own level at the end.'
Supper with Ward & Dorothy – saw Wanda bathed – Ward & she both much nicer than before.
Hair cut with Louis Golding's kosher cousin.
Marie & Karl off for week-end.

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Frank

    Morley, Frank
    With Faber and Faber. Involved with Old Soldier Sahib. WG
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG
  • Auden

    Auden, W.H.
    British poet (1907-1973). R.G. disliked. eds
  • Dorothy

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

    Hutchinson, Wanda
    daughter of Ward and Dorothy Hutchinson, born June 1937 eds.
  • Louis Golding

    Golding, Louis
    Writer.
  • 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.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Letter Book [became The World and Ourselves]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938