Jan 7th

Better, recovering appetite: bad cough.
Nancy wired "Have high temperature can you cope?" At Belleville gave J. instructions.
* Final proofs of Trojan Ending went off. No head for work. Reading Goetz von Berchlingen.1
Bought, for 3/-, a pair of doeskin gloves with coloured cuffs & ribbons and a woollen cord joining them: "made by an Amerindian chief's woman[RG] daughter[RG] for a Hudson Bay trapper whom she then married. (trade silks) & 'given by him to the first white woman to reside in British Columbia."
The day of the German mass-attack at Madrid.
I have lost about a stone of unnecessary weight.

Editorial Notes

1 J.W. Goethe KG; Goetz of Berlichingen, with the iron hand. London: Printed for J. Bell, 1799 eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Belleville

    London, England
    a private nursing home where Jenny Nicholson convalesced in late 1936/ early 1937 RPG 264
  • London

  • Madrid

    Madrid, New Castile, Spain
    Capital city of Spain eds.

People Mentioned

  • Jenny

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

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

    Goethe, J.W.
    author (1749-1832) eds.


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