Aug 11 Wed.

We went to MacCormacks at Old Burseldon: Harry driving – L. Karl & me. via Haslemere, Liphook, Petersfield, Waterlooville, Fareham1.
They gave me a New Zealand bow which is very stiff & awkward to string but a 'real museum piece' and Laura a pinchbeck necklace that had belonged to ×××× [RG] Violet's grandmother who if living now would be 120 years old.
Mrs. Jones left us today.
A little work on Belisarius but resting eyes of strain: Marble game with Harry – smallest number of moves to cross over two sets: 15 could not be bettered. [figure - sketch of two crossed arrows]

Editorial Notes

1i.e. avoiding the main road eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Burlesdon

  • Haslemere

  • Petersfield

    Petersfiled, W. Sussex, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    McCormack, Walter & Violet
    Tenants of Ca'n Torrent. Had two daughters: Jennifer, a dancer, & Betty. Continued their friendship with Robert and Laura in England. eds.
  • Mrs. Jones

    Jones, Mrs.
    cook at Ewhurst eds.


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