June 20 Sunday

*[RG] To St Mary's Hospital, a private room by courtesy of J.F., for fistula operation.
No food all day. Purges. A shave.
Read Ward's story, Carlow's well printed Honour1, the Rasp a bad detective story2, listened in, wrote 8 lines of a poem starting:
'Heart with what fearfulness you ached.' in three versions3.
Laura came to see if I was comfortable.

Editorial Notes

1 An Xmas Miscellany by George Lionel Seymour Carlow, Viscount; Louis Golding; Richard Findlay; L.A.G. Strong. London: [Corvinus Press], 1936. eds.
2 The Rasp by Philip MacDonald. New York: Dover Publications, 1924. eds.
3 Leda eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • 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).
  • Ward

    Hutchinson, Ward
    Photographer. Contibuted to"Epilogue." W.G. R.G. often refers to "the Hutchinsons" (Ward & Dorothy) as a couple especially when they were staying on the island. eds.
  • J.F.

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

    Carlow, Viscount
    (1907-1944) friend of Graves, and one of the first T.E. Lawrence Trustees; founder of Corvinus Press, London; m. Peggy Dawson-Damer (née Cambie) 1937 eds.
  • Strong

    Strong, L.A.G.
    British author (1896-1958) eds.


    • Title: Leda [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1937-06-13