Sunday Nov 8

With Catherine to Petticoat Lane market (Liverpool St Station) Bought two googly balls 3d1, a garnet four string necklace with ×××× [incomplete] & pearl clasp £1, two ×××× [indecipherable] silver lustre-beaded bands 2/62; Catherine a porcupine quill box. Catherine to[RG]
Lunch at Maisies (Duncan & Mary Adam & a superb chocolate & cinnamon sweet) wrote to L.H. saying, will write to Trustees3 separately; and to Sam.
(Catherine to a Thomas Beecham concert.)
Took Catherine to a news theatre & saw her off at 8 o clock.
Began a poem

Editorial Notes

1pence eds.
22 shillings, sixpence eds.
3 T.E. Lawrence Trustees eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Petticoat Lane Market

    Wentworth Street, London, England

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Liddell Hart

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG
  • Catherine

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

    Adam, Duncan & Mary
    friends of Maisie Sommerville? eds.
  • Sam

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

    Beecham, Thomas
    conductor (1871-1961), and founder of London Philharmonic Orchestra (1932) eds.


    • Title: Halls of Bedlam [poem; was Before Bedlam]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassells
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1936-11-08