Log Entries of Letters for January, 1939


1939

Jan 1.

Bank cheques (£15 odd). Paymaster1. Isabel.

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5.

Disciplinary letter to ×××× 3, Time & Tide , John O'London .

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Watt about Ghost .

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Dunn: Random House. Book to R.H.4

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John o London ; Storm Jameson about P.E.N5; £100 to Bank, but £50 to Gelat; Mary Fuller; Roz; Paymaster General.

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Bank about money here.

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21.

A.G. ×××× [indecipherable] Bottrall6, George Buchanan.

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Dunn, Watt, D.T.

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A.G. with £3.10[RG] Bank with cheques £5 & 7 doll [dollars] 50. 'Wohlenburg'7 at Gottingen8

Editorial Notes

1i.e. Paymaster General eds.
3Thomas Moult? (1893-1974) journalist, poet and editor eds.
4 Robin Hale? eds.
5Organization of "Poets, Playwrites, Essayists and Novelists" of which Jameson was president of the British chapter from 1938-1944 eds.
7a bookbinder? eds.
8Göttingen, Germany eds.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Dr. Dunn

    Dunn, Dr.
    Regimental surgeon of the 2nd Royal Welch Fusiliers RPG 136; Captain James Dunn? eds.
  • Aldridge

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 eds.
  • Lucie

    Brown, Lucie
    Married artist John Aldridge. eds.
  • Bill Fuller

    Fuller, William
    lawyer and researcher for Antigua Penny Puce KG; m. to Mary Fuller eds.
  • Ros

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

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)
  • 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.
  • Isabel

    Mayers, Isabel
    Laura Riding's sister. Lived in L.A. WG
  • Desmond Flower

    Flower, Desmond
    associated with Cassell publishers KG
  • 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.
  • Sally

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

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

    Bridget
    London milliner, with Aage Tharup's KG
  • Green-Armitage

    Green-Armytage, Dr.
    Jenny Nicholson's doctor at Belleville hospital eds.
  • Ward

    Hutchinson, Ward
    Photographer. Contibuted to"Epilogue." W.G. R.G. often refers to "the Hutchinsons" (Ward & Dorothy) as a couple especially when they were staying on the island. eds.
  • Robin

    Hale, Robin
    American poet eds; friend [and, eventually, wife] of David Reeves KG;
  • Jenny

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

    Jameson, Storm
    British author (1891-1986) eds.
  • Richards

    Richards, Frank
    Author of Old Soldiers Never Die and Old Soldier Sahib which R.G. rewrote for him. Was in The Royal Welch Fusiliers, R.G.'s regiment. eds.; Birth name is Francis Phillip Woodruff eds. see Diary September 27, 1936
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG
  • Bottrall

    Bottrall, Ronald
    poet KG; married to Margaret Bottrall, writer and editor eds.
  • George Buchanan

    Buchanan, George
    drama critic KG; friend of RG and contributor to the World and Ourselves; wife Mary eds. Friedmann 307-8
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Random House

    American publishers (New York) eds.
  • 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
  • Westminster Bank

  • Arthur Barker Ltd.

    Barker, Arthur
    The English publisher of I, Claudius and Claudius the God. WG
  • List Verlag

    List Verlag
    German publishers of I Claudius. Diary & K.G.
  • Editors

    Editors of the Graves Diary Project.

Bibliography

    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22
    • Title: Time & Tide [political magazine (1920-1977) founded by Lady Margaret Rhondda. eds.]
    • PubPlace: London
    • Title: [Letter about Seizin Press]
    • Title: John O'London's Weekly
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • BiblScope: 262
    • Idno: C292.1
    • Date: 1936-11-06