Jan 20 Wednesday

Had breakfast with Sam in sitting room. Nancy evacuated Jenny. She came to flat.
Sam rollerskated in Park. Then we went together to Charing X to see him off, Jenny too. Sam dropped ticket into carriage door so I had to buy another. He was very miserable at prospect of school, though this is the last term. Jenny got a coat & skirt at Nichols while I waited. Then she rang up Sherek & Robert Bristow & went off with Nancy to Sutton Veny.
Laura not feeling well.
Claudius. Laura wrote outline of Men scenario1.
Mary Hale in hospital with pneumonia.
Bought 3 1820 Albany spoons and a pair of steel acorn earrings, 2/ each at Mills.

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Charing Cross

    London, England
  • Sutton Veny

    Wiltshire, ENGL
    The village where Nancy Nicholson lived. WG

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.
  • Mills

    Mills, Mr.
    an antique seller and friend of RG, and contributor to the Covenant of Literary Morality eds.; of Paddington Street, Marylebone KG
  • Mary

    Hale, Mary
    Welsh maid at Nottingham Place, sister Violet eds.; later, maid for RG and LR at Dorset St. "Laura pinched [her] from Kitty West" eds. KG
  • Sherrick

    R.G.'s daughter Jenny's manager (RPG 263); same as Shellick? associated with Dorchester Hotel eds.
  • Sam

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

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

    Bristow, Robert
    friend of Jenny Nicholson eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Harvey Nichols

    Nichols, Harvey
    fashionable London department store eds.


    • Title: The World and Ourselves [former title: Letter Book]
    • Author: Riding, Laura [contributor; with Sally Graves, Sir Edward Marsh et al]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
    • Date: 1938-11
    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert