June 15 Tuesday.

D.T. letter appeared.
I went to call on Eddie1: he could only talk of pictures & Christopher Hassall2.
Lunch with L & Honor in Casanova Rest. [Restaurant]
Then to St. Mary's where J.F. got Pannelt to see me. A fistula: must be cut out. Will take at least 3 weeks to heal. Arranged for Monday.
Sally asking our advice about P.P. who wants to marry Kitty Palmer as was. Against it, remembering her in 1916. So was Roz over the phone.
David Reeves, Norman, L & I to dinner at Barcelona; David with furniture book notes. Both he and Honor say how impossible it is to do an office job & other work as well.
Watt believes that Heinemann are on to the two books scheme.
* Bilbao still holding out.

Editorial Notes

1Sir Edward Marsh now KG
2 E.M.'s protgée – as G.R. [? eds.] & many other poets had once been KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Barcelona

    London, England
    Spanish restaurant frequented by RG and friends eds.
  • Bilbao

    Bilbao, Basque Province, Spain
  • St. Mary's Hospital

    Paddington, London, England
    Hospital where Graves underwent surgery in 1937 eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work 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).
  • Sally

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

    Marsh, Edward
    Influential civil servant and friend of R.G.'s and many others from WW I, also Georgian poets and artists. W.G. & C.P.
  • Christopher Hassall

    Hassall, Christopher
    author of Devil's Dyke (1936) and biographer of Edward Marsh (1959) to which Graves contributed letters eds.
  • J.F.

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

    Pannett, Prof.
    RG's surgeon at St. Mary's hospital, London eds.
  • Philip

    Graves, Philip
    R.G.'s half brother. WG
  • Kitty Palmor Graves

    Palmor, Kitty
    Married to Philip Graves, R.G.'s half-brother. eds
  • Ros

    Cooper, Rosaleen Dr.
    Dr. Rosaleen Cooper, R.G.'s sister. W.G.; husband Jim, sons Dan, Roger & Paul RPG.
  • David Reeves

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

Organizations Mentioned

  • A.S. Watt & Son, Ltd.

    Watt, A.S.
    RG's literary agent: first mentioned in November, 1935; team includes: Alexander Strahan Watt, and W.P. Watt et al, who may have handled different aspects of Graves' extensive European publishing and distribution. The firm replaced Eric Pinker. K.G. When did Pinker go, and why? KG
  • Walter Heinemann Ltd.

    publisher eds.


    • Title: [Letter about ways of providing patronage for poets]
    • Title: Daily Telegraph
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • BiblScope: 16
    • Idno: C292.3
    • Date: 1937-06-15
    • Title: Daily Telegraph
    • PubPlace: London
    • Date: 1856-1936