July 9 Thursday[RG] Friday.

I started[RG] began[RG] the day gently – Harry brought me breakfast in bed – but soon ×××× [indecipherable] started unpacking books when L & Harry were away buying things at Cranleigh , and then helped Laura unpack suitcases[RG] trunks[RG]. Then our things (& Alix's) came from Cook's and two work tables Laura had bought, and I forgot I was an invalid and carried tables upstairs etc, washed up 2 meals, helped to cook one, unpacked and cleared up. Frightful mess, remarkable work.[RG]
(Doubleday is interested in the dictionary.) Harry madly weeding the paths.
Sent N.N. £30.
Ignition trouble with car.
Govt [Government] take Quijorna.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Cranleigh

    Cranleigh, Surrey, England
    town closest to Ewhurst KG
  • Quijorna

    Quijorna, New Castile, Spain
    town outside Brunete eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Kemp, Alix
    Married to poet Harry Kemp. The couple shared a house with Graves and Riding in Ewhurst, Surrey (1937). eds (RPG 277); also referred to as Frau Eierman by RG eds. see Diary August 30, 1936
  • Harry Kemp

    Kemp, Harry
    Poet. Met Graves and Riding through James Reeves in August 1936, just after their arrival in England. In their previous correspondence, Riding had been intrigued by his falling-out with Communism. He became associated with their circle, collaborating on various projects. (RPG 248-49)
  • Nancy

    Nicholson, Nancy
    (1899-1977) First wife of Robert Graves; married 1918, separated 1927, divorced 1949. eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Cook's of Cranleigh Ltd.

    moving company eds.
  • Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.

    Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
    U.S. Publishers


    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935