Tuesday June 14th

Another day of phoning & writing about jobs for Karl.
Bought Gaiety Royal Box chairs for Ethel.[RG]
The afternoon: Winifred Holmes talking about Germany & her friend Elizabeth von Janstein1.
* Stella Reeves born[RG]
Hot weather. Packing
In Church St bought a Lower Congo 'mbichi' musical instrument for 2/62, & 3 pinchbeck rings for 1/4 (1 to Winifred, 1 to Jane) & some marbles.
Read last chapter of Harry stuff. Laura doing Bottrall's poems, Harry's book – now done: ' The Left Heresy '.

Editorial Notes

1Austrian author, poet and journalist (1893-1944) eds.
22 shillings, sixpence eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Church Street Market

    Marylebone, Paddington, London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Lye, Jane
    Married to New Zealand artist/ film-maker Len Lye; son Bix Lye. Friends with R.G. and L.R. Visited Graves and Riding in Majorca (1930), where Jane provided secretarial assistance. eds (RPG 138).
  • 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.
  • Winifred Holmes

    Holmes, Winifred
    poet KG; husband Jack Holmes 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.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • 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