Oct 5 Tuesday

2 pp [pages] Belisarius and a long letter to Random House about m[RG] books & advances, & another to John Buchan about Dictionary, & another to Peggy about Jenny.
This was a good day's work & I walked from Cranleigh & have all but regained my normal condition. Passing three suspicious cows with tiny calves I asked 'And how are your charming children?'[RG]
Laura a good deal better & working on friendship recommendation1.
Slang dict. [dictionary]2 & Disraeli3 novels came.
Important decision about cheese4 pending: financing British cheese business.
I now hit target at least once a day: all the arrows of different weight, length & twist.

Editorial Notes

1for Part V, The World and Ourselves eds.
2Partridge's KG; A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English by Eric Partridge. London: Routledge, 1937. eds.
3Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, (1804-1881) eds.
4 Alix's Gervais KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Cranleigh

    Cranleigh, Surrey, England
    town closest to Ewhurst KG

People Mentioned

  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Peggy Graves

    Graves, Peggy
    Married to Charles Graves, R.G.'s brother. Both provided support to Robert's daughter Jenny while she was performing in London. (RPG 249, 265) eds.
  • 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
  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • John Buchan, or, Tweedsmuir

    Buchan, John
    (1875-1940) The writer. Appointed Governor General of Canada. W.G.; Baron Tweedsmuir. eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Random House

    American publishers (New York) 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: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935