Thursday Sept 24th

Looking over Alan's poems; wrote to Mrs Churchill, Black about the £1000, A.G enc. [enclosing] £52 for Sam's school.
Catherine to lunch, and Jenny, at Prada's. Afterwards Jenny Laura & I went through her life-story with her. Then with Catherine to Selfridge to buy her chocolates & marshmallows etc for school; then saw her off at Marylebone St Station.
Norman to supper: getting Jenny's life in order for her, Karl typing it. Laura going over Norman's poems.
Reassuring news of Government counter-offensive at Talavera.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Prada's

    Euston Rd., London, England
    a favorite haunt of the Graves' RPG
  • Talavera

    Talavera, Catalonia, Spain
    town east of Barcelona eds.

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • Laura

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

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

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG
  • Mrs. Churchill

    Churchill, Mrs.
    wife of Winston Churchill; born Clementine Hozier eds.
  • Alan

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

    associated with Graves' work with Alexander Korda eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Selfridges

    London department store eds.