Thursday June 2

Two necklaces for 8d 1 down Church St: with which strung a small blue & brown[RG] lustre and a black Bristol glass necklace & a black Bristol with white glass*[RG]. Amended another one[RG].
Dr. Barber anxious lest I have an obstruction in my bowel.
Went over Greeks & Trojans Act I Scene II with Laura, putting in account of costume etc.
Laura had 3 nerves removed from teeth.
Went round to see Harry & Alix
* for Margaret [RG]

Editorial Notes

18 pence eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Church Street Market

    Marylebone, Paddington, London, England

People Mentioned

  • Margaret

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

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

    Barber, Dr.
    RG and family's doctor; treated Jenny Nicholson in 1937 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)
  • 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
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Trojan Ending [dramatised version based on Laura Riding's book; later called Greeks and Trojans]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-01