July 31 Saturday.

Shopping in Cranleigh
Bought an octagonal china plate (1830-ish) for Laura with Robinson Crusoe & his Family on it.
Gave completed ch [chapter] 2 to Karl to type – Karl better.
Tooth aching less.
Reading Sidonius Apollinaris1 .
Laura at work on Letter book.
Norman took us in a car to Guildford via Shere where I bought for 6/-2 a silver lustre sugar bowl & for 6/63 a flat steel instrument between a spoon & an omlette knife.
I woke up this morning repeating: "milliers des roberts qui se battent pour nous4" roberts in my dream meant policeman.
Alan's Year of Damage rejected by Constable.

Editorial Notes

1 Poems and Letters by Saint Sidonius Apollinaris. Ed. William Blair Anderson. Cambridge, Mass., London: Harvard UP, W. Heinemann, Ltd. 1936. eds.
26 shillings eds.
36 shillings, sixpence eds.
4 "thousands of policemen are fighting for us" eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Guildford

    Guildford, Surrey, England
  • Cranleigh

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

    Shere, Surrey, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG


    • Title: Letter Book [became The World and Ourselves]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: Year of Damage [novel]
    • Author: Hodge, Alan
    • Date: 1936-12