Friday June 24

Southern Railway men, packing for storage. Took all away.
Lunch with Jenny & David at Cervantes restaurant. with huge Arroz Valenciana 1 [RG] Then goodbye from them to Laura who was at Café Royal with Gordon – who has just got a job on Radio Times2 at £550. Our goodbye to Mr Mills – a 10 pointed ×××× crystal Georgian star 10/-3. To Liddell Hart to clear up a few points in his T.E. [RG] proofs. Sally came for Goodbye & talked about History with Laura. Roz's goodbye – a new practise in prospect in Beaconsfield4. Richard's goodbye, fetched Sally from the flat.
Letters about Karl & Harold to Sir E. Holderness.5

Editorial Notes

1rice cooked Valencia-style i.e. like a paella eds.
2show on BBC Radio eds.
310 shillings eds.
4city north west of London eds.
5? eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Cervantes Restaurant

    London, England
    Spanish restaurant on Old Compton St. eds.

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Liddell Hart

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG
  • Jenny

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

    Graves, Sally
    R.G.'s niece. Daughter of his half-brother Philip. KG
  • Harold Edwards

    Edwards, Harold
    Antiquarian bookseller & British Buddhist; bookshop at 4, Cecil Court off Charing X Rd. K.G.; wife Olive née Wallis and baby girl Sally. Karl Goldschmidt's employer in 1938. eds.
  • 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.
  • Ros

    Cooper, Rosaleen Dr.
    Dr. Rosaleen Cooper, R.G.'s sister. W.G.; husband Jim, sons Dan, Roger & Paul RPG.
  • Richard

    Chilver, Richard
    husband of Sally Graves RG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • British Broadcasting Corporation

    British Broadcasting Corporation