Thur [sic: ue]sday. Sept 29th

Checking Harry's Philosophy, for Epilogue, with Laura; & the reconstituted Ward Hutchinson poems.
Charles has returned Jenny's life – saying that she ought to say how[RG] what[RG] chorus girls earn their[RG] ×××× [indecipherable] & how they spend their money.
Letter from Mallik after 12 years: he is coming to England. Written as if all just the same as ever.
Lunch with Eddie Marsh at Etoile. He is now p.s. [personal secretary] to Malcolm Macdonald. We had thought to Ramsay, & were surprised that he thought him so nice and that he had never heard a word against him.
To Selfridges: L. bought lizard shoes & mackintosh, I, mac, ×××× [indecipherable] warm slippers, brown jersey.
Bridget to supper (black hat & volant1 for L.): stories about the beastliness of rich customers: Mrs Foch, Mrs Simpson etc.
Lost wallet with £2. ? ¿.

Editorial Notes

1flounce, hanging trim? See Sept. 17 entry. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Etoile

    Westminster, London, England
    restaurant on Charlotte St. eds.

People Mentioned

  • Jenny

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

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

    Kemp, Harry
    Poet. Met Graves and Riding through James Reeves in August 1936, just after their arrival in England. In their previous correspondence, Riding had been intrigued by his falling-out with Communism. He became associated with their circle, collaborating on various projects. (RPG 248-49)
  • 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.
  • Bridget

    London milliner, with Aage Tharup's KG
  • Charles

    Graves, Charles Patrick Ranke
    RG's brother with whom he did not get on. WG Estranged from RG in 1937 over Jenny Nicholson's crisis. See RPG p.281 CP
  • Mallik

    Indian guru; consistently misspelled, should be Malik KG
  • Edward Marsh

    Marsh, Edward
    Influential civil servant and friend of R.G.'s and many others from WW I, also Georgian poets and artists. W.G. & C.P.
  • Malcolm MacDonald

    MacDonald, Malcolm
    British politician (1901-1981) eds.
  • Mrs Foch

    Foch, Mrs
    wife of Marshall Ferdinand Foch? eds.
  • Mrs Simpson

    Simpson, Wallis
    an American divorcee who was scandalously involved with the King. eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Selfridges

    London department store eds.


    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Editor: Riding, Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Philosophy and Poetry
    • Title: Epilogue II
    • Author: Hodge, Alan and Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1936