Wednesday March 18

Antigua Ch [chapter] 9. 9 pp [pages] in the morning. No letters except from H.S. who is deleting nothing from O.S.
Tulips (parrot tulips now)[RG] coming up all crooked & wrong (except Kauffmannia) from the soil being too heavy still. First artichokes.
Planted some love-in-the-mist in the bed by the deposito1.
4 more pp [pages] in evening.
Pointless afternoon with Kitty West, Joyce Forde & West child (friends of Maisie's) who brought out Laura mandarin coat, from Honor, name-tapes for me, books for Laura & bottle of scent. Nothing said: all polite. Only remark that nobody could be an opera singer if tonsils removed.

Editorial Notes

1resevoir K.G.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    West, Katherine
    wife of English journalist, [Douglas West eds.]; lived in Regent Park [at 32 York Terrace eds.] where RG and LR stayed on exile from Mallorca (1936) R.P.G.; dedicatee of LR's A Trojan Ending eds.
  • Joyce Ford(e)

    Ford(e), Joyce
    friend of RG and LR; husband Professor Forde? eds.
  • Maisie

    Sommerville, Maisie
    Head of BBC Education broadcasting department. Friend of R.G. and L.R. Arranged accomodation for them when they returned to London as exiles. W.G., eds.
  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).

Organizations Mentioned

  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

    R.G.'s American publisher for I, Claudius and Claudius the God. eds.


    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • 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