July 26 Monday.

Wrote to Jenny asking her for a statement about herself;&[RG] to ×××× [indecipherable] Nancy about guardianship of children in event of her, my, our deaths.
Dentist , who stopped tooth & had expected pain to be diminished: took X-ray.
Mary Lucy is a poet: saw some of her poems, obviously she is a poet. A year ago she had had an instinct about Laura: from a chance word about her. Would get to know her.
I took 2 Veganins1, which removed pain, but made my heart pound.
Karl & Harry at Archery.

Editorial Notes

1a headache-relief medicine that contains codeine and caffeine 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).
  • Jenny

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

    Lucy, Mary
    Visited R.G. and L.R. at Ewhurst. An admirer of both Graves and Riding, but her marital problems brought tensions to their household. See diary entry January 2, 1938 (and K.G. note).