Monday. Ap 12

Pathetic letter from Rennes. Apparently Juan del Moli is in prison.
Nancy writes that Jenny is STUPID and that she is still at Cannes, and refused David's offer to camp with her in France.
5 further drafts of A Wounded Man.
Wrote to Nancy.
Laura gave Karl & me the task of buying things for 20 fr. [francs] including supper. We got a pack of English cards, lobster salad in scallops1, mixed pickles, & an old silver buckle, scoring book & pencil for 662, & an early Wodehouse "The Little Nugget"3 which we started reading aloud.
Began homily on Tolerance.

Editorial Notes

1scallop-shells KG
2card game eds.
3 The Little Nugget by P.G. Wodehouse. London: Methuen & Co., 1913. eds

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Cannes

    Cannes, France
  • Rennes

    Rennes, France
    where Gelat's daughter, Anita, and son-in-law, Juan Vives live; visited by RG and LR et al in 1938 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.
  • 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.
  • Juan of Molí

    Mayol, Juan
    Owner of the Es Molí farmhouse. Involved in a local water rights controversy with the Señor of Sa Pedrissa, the Médico and others. R.G. records the on-going confict in his diary over a span of several months in 1935. KG & eds.
  • Nancy

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

    Graves, David
    R.G.'s second child [by Nancy Nicholson]. W.G. In RAF; killed in the war. The only one of Graves' children who might have become a poet had he lived. K.G., eds.
  • Wodehouse

    Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881-1975), author and humourist eds.


    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: The Wounded Man [poem; discarded according to RPG (p. 270); Not traced. Apparently not published. DW]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1937-03-31
    • Title: [Homily on] Tolerance
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1937-04-12