July 5 Monday.

A.G. again came to say goodbye. Gave me £1 for my birthday, apples, bananas.
Laura did not come in the morning.
I got up & walked about painfully. My wound is all but healed.
A 12 pp [pages] letter from Sam: answered in 12 foolscap pp [pages].
Five more drafts of To Break Delight which I am not sure about.
Reading the Turkey book1: I don't like these provocatively virtuous travellers.
Pannett gave me permission to go tomorrow: a week under usual time.[RG]
Alan & Beryl came.
Dick & Clarissa came.
Karl twice.
Wrote to Home Office for extension of his permission to stay.

Editorial Notes

1 Allah Dethroned by Lilo Linke. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1937. eds.

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
  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • 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
  • Sam

    Graves, Samuel
    R.G.'s youngest child by Nancy Nicholson. C.P.& WG
  • Prof. Pannett

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

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds
  • Dick

    Graves, Richard
    RG's older brother, m. Eva Wilkinson, daughter Diana Graves RPG
  • 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).


    • Title: To Break Delight [poem: became "To Challenge Delight"? (Check drafts in Buffalo for this title.) DW]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1937-07-04