Wed May 18

Smuggler again.
Laura went over poems with me, early ones: suppressed two, worked on four.
Beads in the Church St market: made two necklaces pink-crystal and paste roundels and gold red white & blue.
Laura working on Damage , Harry's thing1, Ward's.
Someone called Gardner sent books for me to sign, unasked: I put them in ×××× [indecipherable] cloak room at Piccadilly & sent him ticket. He replied I was no gentleman & full of my own importance.
At Church Street: 2 maple frames for John's lithograph 1/-2 the pair.

Editorial Notes

21 shilling eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Piccadilly

    London, England
  • Church Street Market

    Marylebone, Paddington, London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

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

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

Bibliography

    • Title: Smuggler Scenario [projected screenplay for a Korda film RPG]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-08-26
    • Title: The Left Heresy in Literature and Life [the essay "Politics and Poetry" comprises the closing section of this book.(RPG 278) eds.]
    • Author: Kemp, Harry/ Riding, Laura/ others
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Methuen
    • Idno: B29
    • Date: 1939
    • Title: Year of Damage [novel]
    • Author: Hodge, Alan
    • Date: 1936-12