Sept 11 Saturday

10 pp [pages] of Belisarius Ch [Chapter] IX; which is now at 143 typed pp [pages], practically half-way, in just over seven weeks.
Walk to Cranleigh & back: no trouble now.
Laura working hard on recommendations1: this time for a new ethic.
Alix & Harry returned. Alix gave me a bottle of German Kümmel2 and Laura an old Florentine glass necklace of 5-piece-crystal & flat-[RG] amethyst beads, not graded.
Very cold again.
Finished going over Ch [Chapter] 2 of Swiss Ghost with Laura.
In Cranleigh I saw Samson & Delilah this years' winning pair of bull-mastiffs: they come from Alfold. They were beaten at Crufts by a pair of toy[RG] Pomeranians3.
Birth of Jensine Jensen .

Editorial Notes

1for Part V, The World and Ourselves eds.
2a distilled, caraway-flavoured liqueur eds.
3dogs eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Cranleigh

    Cranleigh, Surrey, England
    town closest to Ewhurst KG

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)
  • Alix Kemp

    Kemp, Alix
    Married to poet Harry Kemp. The couple shared a house with Graves and Riding in Ewhurst, Surrey (1937). eds (RPG 277); also referred to as Frau Eierman by RG eds. see Diary August 30, 1936
  • Jens Jensen

    Jensen, Jens
    contributor to The World and Ourselves p.190 eds.; daughter Jensine Jensen born 11 September, 1937 eds.


    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: The World and Ourselves [former title: Letter Book]
    • Author: Riding, Laura [contributor; with Sally Graves, Sir Edward Marsh et al]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
    • Date: 1938-11
    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22