Sept 14 Tuesday

Warmer, & sunny.
In morning 5 pp [pages] of Belisarius, (starting ch. [chapter] 10) and going over yesterday's work, adding another page.
I have a lazy habit of writing in bed in my dressing-gown.
Ethel came: talking. The most tiring person[RG] woman[RG] I know. I took her for a walk to get her at least into[RG] out of a confined space. She talked & talked about constipation, ××××, communication in the ether (I said, afterwards, I was nearly asphyxiated; because L. called her, afterwards, Ether Herdman), Mallik & his conflict-theory try-out in Nepal. She came as a sort of emissary of M. who is finishing his philosophy book & will then retire to the mountains, having done his duty by the race. We took Ether to Guildford, & then Margaret Russell & Leonard came and was perfectly sweet, with yarns about the Woods1.
* Nyon agreement2 signed.

Editorial Notes

1her employers KG
2an international agreement made during the Spanish Civil War to protect merchant vessels from submarine attacks . eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Guildford

    Guildford, Surrey, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Herdman, Ethel
    James Reeves' sister RPG; Assistant warden of Ashbourne Hall, Manchester University KG; nicknamed "Ether" by RG and LR, Sept 1937 eds.
  • Mallik

    Indian guru; consistently misspelled, should be Malik KG
  • Margaret

    Russell, Margaret
    House-keeper L.R. & R.G. had had in London. WG
  • Leonard

    Russell, Leonard
    son of Graves' housekeeper Margaret Russell KG


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