Log Entries of Letters for April, 1938


Letters

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John about Pearson.

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Ap 6.

Sat Rev ; Anita; Mr. Short; Carr Gregg (Pembroke Coll [College] 1) N.N. with cheque. Bank with cheques. Lucie.

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N.N about David, Bank with cheque, Watt about foreign publishers. Lucie with beads (gilt)

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Haas with cuttings. Watt about Holland & Poland. Typescript of Belisarius to Carlow. Etta Muir about Belisarius .

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Bohmer (Brückner) Watt about Cont l sales. T.E. galley to Carlow, 3 to Eliot (Trustees), 1 + L.H.s one to Watt.

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Sunday Times . Ernest Yorke (South Staffs Reg [Regiment]). Lucie.

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Jack Holmes about P.O. film invitation card.

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Eliot (galleys); Carlow (galleys). Mills, cheque £3,

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Proofs[RG] Reviews to Haas.

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Schwarz with 'Bill & Charley' medal.

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Montagu (with Margaret Russell stuff) Dr. Klein (homeopathy & Claudius )

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Mrs A.E.Jacobs. Durrants Press cuttings.

Ap 23.

Proof corrections to Watt, Cassell, Random House. Margaret with Montague's letter.

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Watt (Germany), A.G.

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Mary Lucy. David,(thanks for jug)[RG]. Jonathan (formal consent to Longman's2 edition)[RG]. Molly Preston (condolence)[RG] Margaret (with med. [medical] app [application?] for Leonard).

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O.Kylemann about relations of S.P. and Constable [RG]. Mills with piece of True Cross3 [RG]. Nancy.

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Pearson about Karl. Mary Lucy about walk in Park.

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R. Hart Davis4 about cocktail invitation. Blue necklace to Catherine Nicholson.

Editorial Notes

1Cambridge University eds.
2Longman's Publishing House eds.
3i.e. the cross upon which Jesus Christ was crucified eds.
4Sir Rupert Charles Hart-Davis, (1907-1999), publisher and writer eds.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Mills

    Mills, Mr.
    an antique seller and friend of RG, and contributor to the Covenant of Literary Morality eds.; of Paddington Street, Marylebone KG
  • Liddell Hart

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • 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
  • Ethel Herdman

    Herdman, Ethel
    James Reeves' sister RPG; Assistant warden of Ashbourne Hall, Manchester University KG; nicknamed "Ether" by RG and LR, Sept 1937 eds.
  • 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.
  • Montague Simmonds

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

    Russell, Margaret
    House-keeper L.R. & R.G. had had in London. WG
  • Leonard

    Russell, Leonard
    son of Graves' housekeeper Margaret Russell KG
  • David

    Graves, David
    R.G.'s second child [by Nancy Nicholson]. W.G. In RAF; killed in the war. The only one of Graves' children who might have become a poet had he lived. K.G., eds.
  • Swartz

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Winifred Holmes

    Holmes, Winifred
    poet KG; husband Jack Holmes eds.
  • Viscount Carlow

    Carlow, Viscount
    (1907-1944) friend of Graves, and one of the first T.E. Lawrence Trustees; founder of Corvinus Press, London; m. Peggy Dawson-Damer (née Cambie) 1937 eds.
  • 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.
  • Mary Lucy

    Lucy, Mary
    Visited R.G. and L.R. at Ewhurst. An admirer of both Graves and Riding, but her marital problems brought tensions to their household. See diary entry January 2, 1938 (and K.G. note).
  • Sally

    Graves, Sally
    R.G.'s niece. Daughter of his half-brother Philip. KG
  • Catherine

    Nicholson, Catherine
    Catherine Nicholson: (1922- ) third of four children of Robert Graves and Nancy Nicholson. eds.
  • 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).
  • Mike Pearson

    Pearson, Lester
    (1897-1972) Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom; m. to Maryon Pearson (née Moody). Later became Prime Minister of Canada. eds.
  • Evans

    Evans, C.S.
    director of Heinemann's KG
  • Evans

    Evans, Lieutenant Commander
    of the British destroyer, HMS Grenville; admired RG's work eds.
  • Brooke

    Brooke, H.
    Islip schoolmaster eds.
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG
  • Anita

    Ana, Anita
    Marroig. Gelat's daughter, married to Juan Vives the Doctor's brother. Live in Rennes, France. WG
  • Short

    Short
    Shipping agent and operator of a lending library in Palma. K.G.
  • Nancy

    Nicholson, Nancy
    (1899-1977) First wife of Robert Graves; married 1918, separated 1927, divorced 1949. eds.
  • David Reeves

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.
  • N.R.

    Reichenthal, Nathan
    Laura Riding's father. KG
  • Philip

    Graves, Philip
    R.G.'s half brother. WG
  • Eliot

    Eliot
    L.R. & R.G.'s solicitor in London. WG
  • Ernest Yorke

    Yorke, Ernest
    also spelled "York"; a young officer eds.
  • Mrs. Preston

    Preston, Molly
    half-sister of RG; m. to Arthur Sansome Preston; daughters Janie and Roseen, son Martin RPG
  • Kyllmann

    Kyllmann, O.K.
    of Constable's RG; also referred to as O.K. eds
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Cassell and Company Ltd.

    Publishers of Robert Graves' Collected Poems [1938], and the novel Count Belisarius [1938].
  • A.S. Watt & Son, Ltd.

    Watt, A.S.
    RG's literary agent: first mentioned in November, 1935; team includes: Alexander Strahan Watt, and W.P. Watt et al, who may have handled different aspects of Graves' extensive European publishing and distribution. The firm replaced Eric Pinker. K.G. When did Pinker go, and why? KG
  • G.P.O. Film Unit

    G.P.O. Film Unit
    located in the General Post Office buildings, this organization pioneered the short film and documentary genres in London in the 1930s eds.
  • Random House

    American publishers (New York) eds.
  • HMS Grenville

    HMS Grenville
    British destroyer upon which LR, RG, KG, and AH escaped Majorca eds. see Diary August 3, 1936
  • Arthur Barker Ltd.

    Barker, Arthur
    The English publisher of I, Claudius and Claudius the God. WG
  • Westminster Bank

  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

    R.G.'s American publisher for I, Claudius and Claudius the God. eds.
  • Durrants Press Clippings

    Durrants Press Clippings
    a service used by Graves to collect clippings of his own writing and newspaper items relevant to his literary work eds.
  • Jonathan Cape Ltd.

    Jonathan Cape
    London publisher of Lawrence and the Arabs, Good-Bye to All That, No Decency Left, etc. eds.
  • Seizin Press

    Founded when Robert Graves and Laura Riding began their partnership in London. R.G. and L.R. continued to operate their own press in Deyá, but stopped printing in 1935. Seizin Press published a number of literary works in conjunction with Constable in London, including the Epilogue series, and other works by Laura Riding and their literary associates. eds
  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable
    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG
  • Editors

    Editors of the Graves Diary Project.

Bibliography

    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: Sunday Times [Sunday newspaper]
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Hutchinson; Times Newspapers
    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939
    • Title: Saturday Review of Literature
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Title: Claudius the God
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Arthur Barker
    • Idno: A43
    • Date: 1934