Sept 15 Wed.

Arrows with Leonard: in competition, with distance handicap.
9 pp [pages] of Belisarius ch [chapter] X.
Went to McCormacks at Old Bursledon in time[RG] for tea. They go to Yugoslavia [sic: Jugoslavia] soon.[RG]
Stopped at Petersfield on way & bought (all for 8/61) pair of white china candlesticks, pair of Spanish tortoiseshell small-combs, a necklace for Alix, a book on education (1853), a cut[RG] fine glass water jug, a pencil stand.
At Bursledon Harry & I went for a walk & found a village speed track and a centenarian (105) old Mrs. Carver walking towards a pub at 7.15 pm. Then a hedgehog came to the door & was given milk.
We talked & played marbles (with Violet McCormack) & the dreadful Usbornes came & Mrs talked all about lending library books.
I slept in the cabin bed in the room with the priest's hole.[RG]

Editorial Notes

18 shillings, sixpence eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Burlesdon

  • Petersfield

    Petersfiled, W. Sussex, England

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • Leonard

    Russell, Leonard
    son of Graves' housekeeper Margaret Russell KG
  • 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.


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