Dec 17 Friday

Cal[RG] Met Catherine & went with her to Caledonian Market, and Alan.
Alan1 & Harry there.
Lunch at the pub.
Bought old fashioned Christmas cards, 1d each[RG] diabolo sets for children 9d each[RG], 2 ostrich eggs for Alan 1/6[RG], a coin of Julian the Apostate ×××× [indecipherable] 2/6[RG], a mug with 'Mary Love' on 1/-, 2 picture (gilt)[RG] frames 1/-[RG], a dart board & darts for Alan 2/6, a Rowlandson print for Schwartz 1/6.
2 pp [pages] Belisarius
With Catherine to Prada's to a family gathering in honour of A.G.'s 80th birthday & Clarissa's going to Palestine
Present Catherine, Jenny me A.G. John, Clarissa, Ros, Bones, Betty his wife, Charles & Mrs Preston & Martin, Rebecca Clarke, Jim Cooper etc. Songs, jokes etc.

Editorial Notes

1 Alix KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Caledonian Market

    London, England
  • Prada's

    Euston Rd., London, England
    a favorite haunt of the Graves' RPG

People Mentioned

  • Jenny

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

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

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

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

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Clarissa

    Graves, Clarissa, Janie
    R.G.'s sister who was in charge of children's broadcasting in Palestine. R.G. and she were estranged from 1932 until the fall of 1936. See RPG p 273 CP
  • John

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

    Cooper, Rosaleen Dr.
    Dr. Rosaleen Cooper, R.G.'s sister. W.G.; husband Jim, sons Dan, Roger & Paul RPG.
  • Bones

    Graves, Perceval
    half-brother of RG, nicknamed "Bones" RPG
  • Betty

    Elizabeth Cadness; second wife of Alfred Perceval "Bones" Graves RPG
  • Charles

    Graves, Charles Patrick Ranke
    RG's brother with whom he did not get on. WG Estranged from RG in 1937 over Jenny Nicholson's crisis. See RPG p.281 CP
  • Mrs. Preston

    Preston, Molly
    half-sister of RG; m. to Arthur Sansome Preston; daughters Janie and Roseen, son Martin RPG
  • Jim

    Cooper, Jim
    RG's brother-in-law, married to Ros, son Roger eds.


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