Aug 31 Monday

Amber necklace 30/-1 at Gt [Great] Portland St [Street] Station & topaz charm for Jenny's wrist2... Sam & David went shopping in morning, rested in afternoon.
Troy 6 [Section six] starting.
Very close weather.
Sept 1*[RG] Talked to Catherine (over phone) for first time for 6[RG] 7[RG] years3.
David Sam & I to[RG] Supper at Ward & Dorothy's (Karl, Sam, David too) & played ping-pong.
Getting confidence in traffic.

Editorial Notes

1shillings eds.
2silver cigarette-case for me KG
3the September date applies to this sentence only. eds

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dorothy

    Hutchinson, Dorothy
    Ward Hutchinson's wife. WG
  • Catherine

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

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

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


    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937