Aug 17. Tuesday.

Random House want the $1000 advance of C.F V. back: or set ×××× [indecipherable] off against some other book.
Better weather: but feeling dull & children though sweet sprawl & tire.
Wrote 9 pp [pages] of Belisarius.
Tooth a little troublesome again.
In the evening writing-[RG]letter game with children. (One of Sam's is opposite.)1
Wrote to thank Evans for the Belmonte book he sent.
A new maid, Marie.
Newspapers too disgusting to read: Shanghai, Santander, random sinking of steamer by Italian destroyers, British trade boom.

Editorial Notes

1see enclosure for this date. eds

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Shanghai

    Shanghai, China
  • Santander

    Santander, Spain

People Mentioned

  • Evans

    Evans, C.S.
    director of Heinemann's KG
  • Sam

    Graves, Samuel
    R.G.'s youngest child by Nancy Nicholson. C.P.& WG
  • Marie

    Goldschmidt, Marie
    Karl Goldschmidt's first wife. RPG 280-81. The couple met when Marie was employed as domestic help at Ewhurst (summer 1937). eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Random House

    American publishers (New York) eds.


    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert