March 20 Saturday

Laura wrote a poem The Readers.
Cunningham sent about £170 in Swiss francs: acknowledged & receipted & put in Cook's.
One more draft of The Fallen Tower of Siloam, & one more of a rhyme 'Jack'1 written a few days ago.
Cross-copying Claudius.
It rained all day but Karl & I went to Lugano to buy food.
662 again.
First cuttings3 of American Antigua – favourable.
Random House will take 1000 sheets of Laura's poems.
Talk of a visit to America to write a book if Spain does not clear up.

Editorial Notes

1? eds.
2card game eds.
3press-cuttings KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Lugano

    Lugano, Switzerland
    near the Italian border, where RG and LR spent part of 1937 eds.

People Mentioned

  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Laura

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

    associated with Korda and the I, Claudius film script eds. see Diary March, 1937

Organizations Mentioned

  • Cook's of Cranleigh Ltd.

    moving company eds.
  • Random House

    American publishers (New York) eds.


    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: Fallen Tower of Siloam [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassel and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1937-03-19
    • Title: The Readers [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassel and Co. Ltd.
    • BiblScope: 331-333
    • Idno: a35
    • Date: 1937-03-20
    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936