Jan 13 Wed.

To West London (by bus 45 min. [minutes] each way) to sign authority for Jenny's op. [operation] this afternoon. She was nervous.
Worked on Claudius film or[RG] bookstall version.
* In afternoon Laura & I went to see Jenny. She was just coming to. Her first question was, how was Laura. She said how relieved she was. The room was stuffy & full of chloroform fumes. We returned via Harrods where Laura bought nightdresses & underclothes.
Mrs. Mokler has been looking after us for the last few days.
More Claudius f. [film ] or b.v. [bookstall version] A pair of green spectacles 6d & a horn pickle spoon, 6d.
Feeling much better. Finished Exile poem.
* Laura wrote her Letter.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • West London

    Hammersmith, London, England
    RG's name for Hammersmith Hospital where Jenny Nicholson underwent surgery eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Mrs. Mokler or Mockler

    Mokler, Mrs.
    sometime housekeeper for RG and LR eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Harrod's

    London department store eds.


    • Title: The Exile [poem]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London & Deyá
    • Publisher: Constable & Seizin Press
    • BiblScope: 164-169
    • Idno: B25
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: Letter on International Affairs
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Chatto & Windus
    • Publisher: London
    • BiblScope: 15-19
    • Idno: A36
    • Date: 1938