Ap 8 Friday

Maisie withdraws1, God being love.
Finished Act III Scene I. Started last scene2.
In Church St Market bought for 1d 3 a blue Bristol necklace, for 3d a necklace of gilt wooden beads for Lucie, for 3d a long necklace of flat sky-bue beads, for 2d bamboo-nut(?). In Circus Road4 a coloured 1798 engraving of Harlech Castle by Hassall 10/-5 in an oak frame.
Met Laura unexpectedly in the street while busy reading a paper. She could have gone past.
Solace6 better, but throat bad.
In afternoon, one Derek Blaikie ex-left, psycho-analysed, ¼ Jew came to talk about protocols . 'Love your enemies' again. In evening a meeting.
Harry, Len, Montagu, Ward, Alan, Jack, myself.
Discussed preamble to protocols & method of distribution.

Editorial Notes

1from protocols KG
31 pence eds.
4Westminster eds.
510 shillings eds.
6Graves' cat eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Church Street Market

    Marylebone, Paddington, London, England
  • Harlech

    Harlech, North Wales, Great Britain
    The location of the Graves family home, called "Erinfa."

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Kemp, Harry
    Poet. Met Graves and Riding through James Reeves in August 1936, just after their arrival in England. In their previous correspondence, Riding had been intrigued by his falling-out with Communism. He became associated with their circle, collaborating on various projects. (RPG 248-49)
  • Lucie

    Brown, Lucie
    Married artist John Aldridge. eds.
  • Maisie

    Sommerville, Maisie
    Head of BBC Education broadcasting department. Friend of R.G. and L.R. Arranged accomodation for them when they returned to London as exiles. W.G., eds.
  • Jack Holmes

    Holmes, Jack
    m. to Winifred Holmes, contributor to World and Ourselves eds.
  • Alix Kemp

    Kemp, Alix
    Married to poet Harry Kemp. The couple shared a house with Graves and Riding in Ewhurst, Surrey (1937). eds (RPG 277); also referred to as Frau Eierman by RG eds. see Diary August 30, 1936
  • Alan

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

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

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds
  • Montague Simmonds

    Simmons, Montague
    poet, and civil servant in the children's branch of the Home Office; m. to Dorothy Simmons, the sculptress RPG
  • Winifred Holmes

    Holmes, Winifred
    poet KG; husband Jack Holmes eds.
  • Dorothy

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

    Lye, Jane
    Married to New Zealand artist/ film-maker Len Lye; son Bix Lye. Friends with R.G. and L.R. Visited Graves and Riding in Majorca (1930), where Jane provided secretarial assistance. eds (RPG 138).

Bibliography

    • Title: Trojan Ending [dramatised version based on Laura Riding's book; later called Greeks and Trojans]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-01
    • Title: Covenant of Literal Morality, The [subtitle Protocol I; privately printed]
    • Author: Aldridge, John, Dorothy Hutchinson, Lucie Brown, Ward Hutchinson, George Buchanan, Alix Kemp, Mary Buchanan, Hary Kemp, Norman Cameron, Len Lye, Gordon Glover, Albert Mills, Robert Graves, Mary Phillips, Sally Graves, Beryl Pritchard, Liddell Hart, David
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Bristol
    • Publisher: Western Printing Services Ltd.
    • Idno: A37
    • Date: 1938