Sept 17 Friday.

Thunder storms, several of them, alternating with strong sun.
Goodbye to Margaret & Leonard & in the evening David Reeves came.
9 pp [pages] of ch [chapter] X Belisarius.
Saw some Chippendale [sic: Chippendal] chairs at Ch[RG] Cranleigh: thinking of furniture, now, for flat.
Walk with Alan there: suggested first lines for his poem & mine.
mine: 'That ghosts walk here, forgive me.'1
his: 'Marshes|should|not be drained, because....'

Editorial Notes

1an early version of No More Ghosts? eds. Check drafts in Buffalo for this 'first line'. DW

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Cranleigh

    Cranleigh, Surrey, England
    town closest to Ewhurst KG

People Mentioned

  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Margaret

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

    Russell, Leonard
    son of Graves' housekeeper Margaret Russell KG
  • David Reeves

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.


    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: No More Ghosts [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1937-09-20