Friday June 3

Margaret went to Norman today.
X-rayed by Dr. Hugh Davies
Apparently nothing wrong.
At Mr Mills got a Greek clay oil-lamp with dolph 1 2/-2
In afternoon went into 15 shops with Honor to buy her a lamp stand – no good. Bought a copper-gilt chain for Laura's garnet purse 2/63. Tea with Laura & Len at Selfridge.
Sam came unannounced: had to be rescued from King's + by Karl.
Rang up Nancy: Catherine too coming unannounced but Nancy put her off.
Margaret to supper.
Sam stopped the night
Laura got little work done; I none.
Mary Lucy happy in Ireland again: John behaving.

Editorial Notes

1? eds.
22 shillings eds.
32 shillings, sixpence eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • King's Cross Station

    Camden, 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).
  • Mills

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

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work 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).
  • Sam

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

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

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

    Lucy, John
    Estranged husband of Mary Lucy; RG and LR are drawn into their marital problems. eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Selfridges

    Selfridges
    London department store eds.