Oct 23 Saturday.

Was going to London: but not necessary because flat matters seem settled.
Wrote letters all morning and in afternoon went with Harry & Alix by car to Ash near Aldershot1 to buy apples from Mr. Burt's brother (Mr Burt came with us) there. Very well, & Mr Burt misdirected us.
On the way back at Guildford bought Laura garnet ring for 19/-2, (Georgian) and a tea-cup & saucer for personal use at Shere – also a crystal candlestick for Alix (7/63).
R[RG] Norman was here, so did no Belisarius, except going over yesterday's work, felt tired, went to bed.

Editorial Notes

1near Guildford, Surrey eds.
219 shillings eds.
37 shillings, sixpence eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • London

  • Guildford

    Guildford, Surrey, England
  • Shere

    Shere, Surrey, England

People Mentioned

  • 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).
  • 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)
  • Norman Cameron

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • Mr. Burt

    Burt, Mr.
    gardener at Ewhurst, 1937. eds.


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