Log Entries of Letters for November, 1937


Nov 2

Jenny £5. A.G.

Nov 3

Pinker about Herald. Ministry of Health1. Random House (specimen chapters).

Nov 5

Sam, Catherine, David. A.G. Draft to bank.

Nov 6

Watt, N.N., Post-Office-Mrs-Neale.

Nov 8

Change of address notifications: Barker; Faber; L.H.; Durrants; Korda; Pinker; Cape; Kegal Paul; Jenny.

Nov 10.

£50 to Deyá: note to Jaegar about dressing gown.

Nov 11.

Bl[RG] Bank with cheques, John Graves.

Nov 13

Watt. Nancy. Jenny (£5)

Nov 17

Pryke with glass: Eliot, cable to Haas. Heal.

Nov 18

Nov 19.

G. Murphy with biographical details & poem: Watt.

Nov 20

Louisa Heim with copy of Antigua in German.

Nov 21

Ministry of Health: Sir Kingsley Wood.

Nov 22

Jenny £4.9/- Nancy. Catherine.

Nov 23

Nov 25

Congratulations to Richards.

Nov 28.

Random House with contracts.

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Deyá

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Town located on the northwest coast of Majorca, on the hillside between the Teix Mountains and the sea: this was RG's home with Laura Riding from 1929 to 1936. He returned there with his family after WW II. Eds.

People Mentioned

  • Mr. Neill

    Neill, Mr.
    insurance agent [with Scottish Provident Insurance Company?] eds.
  • John

    Graves, John
    R.G.'s brother. Visited R.G. & L.R. in 1934 with R.G.'s mother. WG
  • Gwendolen Murphy

    Murphy, Gwendolen
    editor of The Modern Poet anthology (1938) eds.
  • Pinker

    R.G. & L.R.'s agent in London. W.G. They later changed to A.S. Watt. eds.
  • David

    Graves, David
    R.G.'s second child [by Nancy Nicholson]. W.G. In RAF; killed in the war. The only one of Graves' children who might have become a poet had he lived. K.G., eds.
  • Nancy

    Nicholson, Nancy
    (1899-1977) First wife of Robert Graves; married 1918, separated 1927, divorced 1949. eds.
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Sir Kingsley Wood

    Kingsley Wood, Sir
    (1891-1943) Minister of Health 1935-1938 eds.
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG
  • Richards

    Richards, Frank
    Author of Old Soldiers Never Die and Old Soldier Sahib which R.G. rewrote for him. Was in The Royal Welch Fusiliers, R.G.'s regiment. eds.; Birth name is Francis Phillip Woodruff eds. see Diary September 27, 1936
  • Catherine

    Nicholson, Catherine
    Catherine Nicholson: (1922- ) third of four children of Robert Graves and Nancy Nicholson. eds.
  • Sam

    Graves, Samuel
    R.G.'s youngest child by Nancy Nicholson. C.P.& WG
  • Liddell Hart

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • Korda

    Korda, Alexander
    Director of the film version of I Claudius.
  • Eliot

    L.R. & R.G.'s solicitor in London. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Random House

    American publishers (New York) eds.
  • A.S. Watt & Son, Ltd.

    Watt, A.S.
    RG's literary agent: first mentioned in November, 1935; team includes: Alexander Strahan Watt, and W.P. Watt et al, who may have handled different aspects of Graves' extensive European publishing and distribution. The firm replaced Eric Pinker. K.G. When did Pinker go, and why? KG
  • Heal's London

    London department store eds.
  • Westminster Bank

  • Arthur Barker Ltd.

    Barker, Arthur
    The English publisher of I, Claudius and Claudius the God. WG
  • Faber & Faber

    Publishers of Old Soldier Sahib and Old Soldiers Never Die. WG
  • Durrants Press Clippings

    Durrants Press Clippings
    a service used by Graves to collect clippings of his own writing and newspaper items relevant to his literary work eds.
  • Jonathan Cape Ltd.

    Jonathan Cape
    London publisher of Lawrence and the Arabs, Good-Bye to All That, No Decency Left, etc. eds.
  • Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd.

    Publisher of R.G.'s Lars Porsena (1927) W.G. Also the 2nd revised edition, 1936. eds.
  • Jaeger, London

    Clothing store on Regent St. eds
  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

    R.G.'s American publisher for I, Claudius and Claudius the God. eds.
  • Editors

    Editors of the Graves Diary Project.


    • Title: Daily Herald
    • PubPlace: London
    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936