Sept 21 Tuesday.

Went over back chapters of Belisarius, smoothing out contradictions and wrote 9 pp [pages] of Ch. [Chapter] XI
Laura has been having trouble with her poem now called Bloom[RG] Doom in Bloom & did little else all day but 8 lines of it: but working on recommendations1 late at night.
She & I took a long walk past Karl's house & round by Ewhurst Green – the first together for a long time.
Read Wodehouse's Something Fresh2
Bombardment of Nanking
Arrest of Troncoso

Editorial Notes

1for Part V, The World and Ourselves eds.
2 Something Fresh by P.G. Wodehouse. London : Methuen, 1924. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Ewhurst

    Ewhurst, Surrey, England
    Highcroft, the house RG and LR rented with Harry and Alix Kemp between July and November 1937, was located there. eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Wodehouse

    Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881-1975), author and humourist eds.
  • Troncoso

    Troncoso, Major Julian


    • 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: So Far Moonlight [poem; published as Doom in Bloom]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • BiblScope: 360
    • Idno: A35
    • Date: 1937-09-06