Friday Dec 2[RG]4 th [sic: nd]

Another boil injection by J.F.
Nancy, most of the day.
Finally decided that Jenny must go down to Sutton Veny; and persuaded her. Car fire seen from kitchen window. Sally came, was lovely.
Supper at Prada with Richard, N.N., Jenny, Laura. New blue suit and smoke[RG] grey-waistcoat.
No work for three[RG] two[RG] days.
Jenny did not keep 11 oclock appointment so Laura & I went to Curzon House: thence to [figure - drawing of Appletree Yard] saw W.N. & Margaret Steen. Then Nancy & I fetched Jenny from Dorchester to Betty Colquohoun's flat in the George St Mews.
Crowds shouting: "God Save the King from Mr Baldwin."

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Sutton Veny

    Wiltshire, ENGL
    The village where Nancy Nicholson lived. WG
  • Prada's

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

    Mayfair, London, England
    Jenny Graves' lodgings starting September, 1936 eds.
  • Dorchester Hotel

    London, England
    Hotel where Jenny Graves performed eds.
  • George Street Mews

    Camden, London, England
    location of Betty Culquohon's (sp?) flat eds.

People Mentioned

  • J.F.

    Freeman, Dr. John
    friend of RG; married to Violet Freeman eds.
  • 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).
  • Nancy

    Nicholson, Nancy
    (1899-1977) First wife of Robert Graves; married 1918, separated 1927, divorced 1949. eds.
  • Sally

    Graves, Sally
    R.G.'s niece. Daughter of his half-brother Philip. KG
  • W.N.

    Nicholson, Sir William
    (1872-1949) artist; Nancy Nicholson's father RPG 4
  • Margaret Steen

    Steen, Margaret
    (1894–1975), writer, was Sir William Nicholson's companion from 1935 until his death eds.
  • Betty Culquohon

    identity uncertain: also misspelled by RG as "Culquhoun," "Culquohon," or "Culquorhour" eds.
  • King

    King Edward VIII
    Became the Duke of Windsor after he abdicated the throne in 1936 in order to marry Wallis Simpson. eds.
  • Baldwin

    Baldwin, Stanley
    (1867-1947), three-time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom eds.