Feb 28 Monday

John's river picture back from being framed.
Wrote a bit about the deposition of Silverius & blinding of B. [Belisarius] in case my facts should be challenged. Len to lunch & work with Laura.[RG]
Sam's last day: he hung about, we played marbles, Karl took him to shop at Selfridges, I took him to King's +.
Walk with Laura & Alan in Kilburn; snack at Woolworths.
Then Laura felt tired, went to bed & sleep – my reading to her – at 9 o'clock.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Kilburn

    Brent, London, England
  • King's Cross Station

    Camden, London, England

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).
  • Alan

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

    Lye, Len
    New Zealand painter, sculptor, and filmmaker whom LR & RG had met in London. He helped with the Seizin Press publications. WG; married to Jane Lye, son Bix. eds.
  • Aldridge

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

    Graves, Samuel
    R.G.'s youngest child by Nancy Nicholson. C.P.& WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Selfridges

    Selfridges
    London department store eds.
  • Woolworths

    Woolworths
    department store eds.