June 29 Tuesday

Two more versions of poem: now called Mercies.
Laura with an account of a meeting with Naomi Mitchison (hopeless) & of Len's meeting on Saturday with Korda (hopeless). The problem of cinema was emotional not visual: &, of directing, that of managing temperamental stars.
Honor ate her lunch with me: her job has given her hitherto impossible entrees. Then Joyce with flowers. Ward & Dorothy with chicken-jelly, marbles from Caledonia1, grapes. Lastly Liddell Hart with 2 books & a wish to meet Laura again.
Reading 'Four Frightened People' by E. Arnot Robinson2: a bad minded woman.
Pannett said the wound was healing quickly: perhaps 10 days more.
Breakdown of Non-Intervention pretence. ¿War?

Editorial Notes

2 Four Frightened People by E. Arnot Robertson. London: Jonathon Cape, 1931. eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • London

  • Caledonian Market

    London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Hutchinson, Dorothy
    Ward Hutchinson's wife. WG
  • Korda

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

    Lye, Len
    New Zealand painter, sculptor, and filmmaker whom LR & RG had met in London. He helped with the Seizin Press publications. WG; married to Jane Lye, son Bix. eds.
  • Prof. Pannett

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

    Reeves, Joyce
    Sister of James Reeves. AMG 287.
  • Liddell Hart

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • Naomi Mitchison

    Mitchison, Naomi
    (1897-1999) Writer, feminist, social activist; neighbour of RG and LR in Hammersmith; contributor to World and Ourselves. eds. (also see Friedmann 104)

Organizations Mentioned

  • Jonathan Cape Ltd.

    Jonathan Cape
    London publisher of Lawrence and the Arabs, Good-Bye to All That, No Decency Left, etc. eds.


    • Title: Mercies [poem]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1937-06-29