Sept 29 Thursday.

Dictionary and 6 pp [pages] of Swiss Ghost (making 13 new pp [pages]) from Karl's notes of a trip to Como & our own memories.
Strained a lumbar muscle hitching up a cloth ×××× [indecipherable] [RG] wire clothes-line to a fir tree (from a cypress) and cutting away branches which interfered.
5 lbs [pounds] of mushrooms & made another lot of ketchup.
A fair in Montauban, where everone was drunk, Alan says.
Everyone now says 'there will be no war' and Alan heard on the wireless an account of the famous Rogues meeting at Munich1. All they said was that the room was large & pink.
Laura finishing part of David's Furniture to show Watt.

Editorial Notes

1Germany eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France
  • Como

    Como, Italy

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & 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.
  • David Reeves

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • 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

Bibliography

    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22
    • Title: Furniture: An Explanatory History
    • Author: Reeves, David
    • Editor: [Riding, Laura]
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Faber
    • Date: 1947