July 1 Thursday

Reading Belisarius1, also Manz[RG]waring & Dobrée's Floating Republic2.
Laura in morning: had lunched with Mother & explained things yesterday.
Alan with custard & chicken breast from Laura: & news of Mrs Heine & Mrs Karl Marx.3
Jenny with pink & blue cornflowers & story of a blow from a fall which makes it advisable for her to leave work.
Sally with tales of Charles' blackmail on Diana & her own firm attitude; & help for Belisarius which is her ex-period.
Lines on a florist's rose.

Editorial Notes

1 The Life of Belisarius by Earl Philip Henry Stanhope. London: J. Murray, 1829. eds.
2 The Floating Republic by G.E. Manwaring & Bonamy Dobrée. London: G. Bles, 1935. eds.
3I was to write their biographies [KG]. When I wasn't typing, that is... KG

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG
  • Alan

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

    Heine, Mrs [Heinrich J.]
    Crecence Eugénie "Mathilde" Mirat, an illiterate salesgirl married to german-Jewish poet Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) eds.
  • Mrs Karl Marx

    Marx, Mrs Karl
    Leonore von Westphat? KG [? eds.]; Johanna Bertha Julie "Jenny" von Westphalen (1814–1881) eds.
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Sally

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

    Graves, Charles Patrick Ranke
    RG's brother with whom he did not get on. WG Estranged from RG in 1937 over Jenny Nicholson's crisis. See RPG p.281 CP
  • Diana Graves

    Graves, Diana
    RG's neice, daughter of Richard (Dick) and Eva Graves RPG


    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: Florist Rose, The [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938