July 27 Tuesday.

Went over most of typed ch [chapter] 1 of Belisarius: read Procopius1.
Wrote letters.
Talking all morning with Mary Lucy mostly about Peggy & Nan2 & Ben & such old stories. Ben had left Winifred because she had a 3rd child – one too many – & then had triplets by Barbara.
Mary Lucy went.
Archery in garden: I got quite to understand the bow.

Editorial Notes

1i.e.The Secret History of Procopius by Procopius, of Caesarea. New York: Covici Fiede, 1934. eds.
2could refer to Nancy Nicholson? eds.

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • 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).
  • Peggy Graves

    Graves, Peggy
    Married to Charles Graves, R.G.'s brother. Both provided support to Robert's daughter Jenny while she was performing in London. (RPG 249, 265) eds.
  • Ben

    artist; brother of Nancy Nicholson eds.
  • Winifred

    Nicholson, Winifred
    Married to Ben Nicholson, Nancy Nicholson's brother eds.
  • Barbara

    sculptor, married Ben Nicholson, Nancy Nicholson's brother eds.


    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21