Friday. Sept 13th.

Addition to introduction to O.S.S. [Old Soldier Sahib]
Jenny, David, Catherine & Sam wrote to thank Laura for £1: & also to me. Different tone since the Devil1 got married (his new house has been turned down, Jenny said) Went over typing of O.S.S. [Old Soldier Sahib], Chapter 15
Showery day.
Jenny's handwriting like mine at her age. David's like Tony's, Catherine's like Ros & her mother.
Wrote to children. Sent N.N. [Nancy Nicholson] £150
Went over typing of O.S.S. [Old Soldier Sahib] Chapter XVI, and of addition to introduction.
Went to village wearing leather shoes.
Looked out quotations for 'Poets' which L [Laura] is going over.

Editorial Notes

1i.e. Geoffrey Taylor, formerly Phibbs. KG. See RPG p.233

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

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

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

    Taylor (formerly Phibbs), Geoffrey
    Came from Ireland to join the Graves/Riding circle in London (1929): became involved in a relationship foursome with R.G., L.R .and N.N. which resulted in a crisis and LR's dramatic suicide attempt. Lived with Nancy Nicholson and RG's children for several years. RG and LR also referred to him as the Devil. RPG
  • Ros

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

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


    • Title: Old Soldier Sahib
    • Author: Richards, Frank
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, New York
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Harrison Smith & Robert Haas
    • Idno: A44
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Poets [prose]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura