Log Entries of Letters for May, 1938

Letters

May 1.

Haas (about wrapper of Belisarius )

2.

Nancy, ×××× [indecipherable] Haas [RG] Sunday Times .

3.

A.G. with key of cottage, David about wallet, Gordon about anti-Semitism.

4

Helen Cam1, Haas, Flower: all about a misprint.

5

6.

Tom & Julie. Bursar St. John's (permit for woods) N.N.. John Graves

7

8.

New Z. [New Zealand] High Comm [Commission] bill for No Trouble [RG]; Flower for L.; Eric; James & Mary Isabel; Nathaniel

9

×××× [indecipherable] Carlow [RG]. Bank with cheque; Sunday Times

10.

David G. Margaret. Bank with cheque. Ethel

May 11th

Yvonne Cloud3 (Association for Writers on Intell. [Intellectual] Liberty) Tweedsmuir (re. [regarding] Karl)

12

Bursar St Johns Pass request, Carlow Mint[?], Watt (returning Cecil's account) Miss Murphy.

14

Mrs Colum4 about criticism.

15

16th

Margaret, Sam. Gardner5.

17

Jenny, Miss Duncan (××××),

Editorial Notes

1Helen Maud Cam? (1885-1968), British feminist and historian eds.
2Sir Rupert Charles Hart-Davis, (1907-1999), publisher and writer; see Log, 30 April 1938 eds.
3penname for Yvonne Hèléne Kapp née Mayer, (1903-1999), writer and political activist eds.
4Mary Colum née Gunning Maguire (1884-1957), literary critic eds.
5see Diary entry 18 May 1938 eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • St. John's Wood

    Westminster, London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

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

    Graves, Samuel
    R.G.'s youngest child by Nancy Nicholson. C.P.& WG
  • Aldridge

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

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • 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.
  • Tom

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG
  • Julie

    Matthews, Julie
    Tom Matthews' wife. WG
  • David Reeves

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

    Mayers, Isabel
    Laura Riding's sister. Lived in L.A. WG
  • Tattersall

    Tattersall, Eric
    RG met on board the HMS Grenville eds. see Diary August 3 & 5, 1936
  • Catherine Vandervelde

    Vandervelde, Catherine
    one of Korda's scriptwriters; friend of RG and LR, met at Denham studios; contributor to World and Ourselves; married Norman Cameron in September, 1938. eds. Diary, and Friedmann 302
  • Kyllmann

    Kyllmann, O.K.
    of Constable's RG; also referred to as O.K. eds
  • James

    Reeves, James
    Schoolmaster, writer and Poet. Friend of Jacob Bronowski. W.G./ K.G.; m. to Mary Phillips; daughter Stella born June 14, 1938 eds.
  • Bottrall

    Bottrall, Ronald
    poet KG; married to Margaret Bottrall, writer and editor eds.
  • Desmond Flower

    Flower, Desmond
    associated with Cassell publishers KG
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • 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.
  • 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
  • George Buchanan

    Buchanan, George
    drama critic KG; friend of RG and contributor to the World and Ourselves; wife Mary eds. Friedmann 307-8
  • 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.
  • Evans

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

    Graves, John
    R.G.'s brother. Visited R.G. & L.R. in 1934 with R.G.'s mother. WG
  • 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
  • Mary

    Reeves, Mary
    wife of James Reeves; daughter Stella born 14 June, 1938 eds.
  • N.R.

    Reichenthal, Nathan
    Laura Riding's father. KG
  • John Buchan, or, Tweedsmuir

    Buchan, John
    (1875-1940) The writer. Appointed Governor General of Canada. W.G.; Baron Tweedsmuir. eds.
  • Gwendolen Murphy

    Murphy, Gwendolen
    editor of The Modern Poet anthology (1938) eds.
  • Catherine

    Nicholson, Catherine
    Catherine Nicholson: (1922- ) third of four children of Robert Graves and Nancy Nicholson. eds.
  • Watt, A.S.
    Owner and director of A.S. Watt & Son, Ltd., RG's literary agent.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

    R.G.'s American publisher for I, Claudius and Claudius the God. eds.
  • HMS Grenville

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

  • 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
  • Times Book Club

    Times Book Club
    a circulating library eds.
  • Editors

    Editors of the Graves Diary Project.

Bibliography

    • Title: Sunday Times [Sunday newspaper]
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Hutchinson; Times Newspapers
    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: The Week
    • Editor: Cockburn, Claud
    • PubPlace: London
    • Date: 1933-1946
    • Title: No Trouble
    • Author: Lye, Len
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin Press
    • Date: 1930