June 30 Wednesday.

Laura in morning: hopeless figures for Seizin accounts. Has seen Ewhurst house which she finds rather depressing, but in nice country.
Ros came with flowers[RG] cornflowers.
Read Ld [Lord] Mahon's Belisarius1.
Alan came & we discussed the words of a poem of his about geography & people.
I have long talks also with Dr Kandë.
Thoughts of Sebastian & San Marsal.
Clarissa: whom I haven't seen for 10 years or so.

Editorial Notes

1 The Life of Belisarius by Earl Philip Henry Stanhope. London: J. Murray, 1829. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • London

  • Ewhurst

    Ewhurst, Surrey, England
    Highcroft, the house RG and LR rented with Harry and Alix Kemp between July and November 1937, was located there. eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Ros

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

    Kande, Dr.
    Physician at St. Mary's Hospital? eds.
  • Sebastian

    Gardener getting on for 80. KG
  • Clarissa

    Graves, Clarissa, Janie
    R.G.'s sister who was in charge of children's broadcasting in Palestine. R.G. and she were estranged from 1932 until the fall of 1936. See RPG p 273 CP

Organizations Mentioned

  • Seizin Press

    Founded when Robert Graves and Laura Riding began their partnership in London. R.G. and L.R. continued to operate their own press in Deyá, but stopped printing in 1935. Seizin Press published a number of literary works in conjunction with Constable in London, including the Epilogue series, and other works by Laura Riding and their literary associates. eds