Feb 4 Thursday

So tired, am smoking again.
Goodbye to J.F. (suggested Honor should help him with his book & increase his fees by £1000 a year.)
To Korda at his house: flu & a board-meeting. Very nice to us. Goodbye. Promised work in 3 months time & payment for Claudius scenario.
Changed garnet hoop ring for cat's eye + 30/- at Julius.
Lunch with David Reeves[RG], & he brought us[RG] L. [RG] the jewelcase finished.
Bought bird's eye maple & marquisants1 p[RG](toilet) box for Laura 8/- at my friend's2. Marguerite packed all day.
To Sally and Richard's in their new house at Hampstead – their first guests. Nuptial chocolate in inlaid pearl box from Egyptian Embassy.
Alix & Harry goodbye late.
* Finished Epilogue at 3.30.
Maisie gave us[RG] me[RG] a brooch with amethyst matrix & Laura a pinchbeck chain.

Editorial Notes

1marcasite KG
2 Mr Mills eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Hampstead


People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

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

    Kemp, Alix
    Married to poet Harry Kemp. The couple shared a house with Graves and Riding in Ewhurst, Surrey (1937). eds (RPG 277); also referred to as Frau Eierman by RG eds. see Diary August 30, 1936
  • Harry Kemp

    Kemp, Harry
    Poet. Met Graves and Riding through James Reeves in August 1936, just after their arrival in England. In their previous correspondence, Riding had been intrigued by his falling-out with Communism. He became associated with their circle, collaborating on various projects. (RPG 248-49)
  • J.F.

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

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Korda

    Korda, Alexander
    Director of the film version of I Claudius.
  • David Reeves

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.
  • Marguerite

  • Richard

    Chilver, Richard
    husband of Sally Graves RG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Julius

    a jeweller; located at Cames Corner? KG


    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Editor: Riding, Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Claudius [the film: based on I, Claudius, directed by Alexander Korda, starring Charles Laughton. It was never completed.]