Feb 12 Saturday. Karl's birthday (26th)[RG]

[figure - figure – arrow pointing to " Karl's birthday" ] We gave him a manuscript case and a tea party with crackers. Marie had tea with us for the first time.
It was a very heavy, mortal day – everyone remarked on it – with a bad wind at night. In Abbey road: 2 Staffordshire cups & saucers to replace what I broke of Laura's.[RG]
The Simmond's came to supper & talked, about education & sculpture, till [until] midnight.
A little of Ch [Chapter] XXIII.
At night read
Hans Andersen's In Spain 1 to Laura.

Editorial Notes

1 In Spain by H.C. Andersen. London: R. Bentley, 1864. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Abbey Road

    Westminster, London, England
    Location of Alix and Harry Kemp's flat during the winter of 1937 RPG

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Laura

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

    Simmons, Dorothy
    Sculptor associated with the Graves-Riding inner circle (1938-39). Married to Montague Simmons. eds
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.