Dec 18 Sat.

Saw Catherine off to Teignmouth. She lost or left behind everything possible but I got her safe into the train. (Shopped with her at Selfridges)
On return: found[RG] 'Molly Morgan' came for a talk, a schoolmaster in Rhodesia.
Then Mary Lucy phoned from Morecambe1. She had escaped with her two children from John via Belfast2 to Nan & Wilfred in Cumberland. We telegraphed her £10. Then got Inspector Thompson of ×××× [indecipherable] St John's Wood police here for advice as to procedure if John comes gunning – he threatened to kill us as well as Mary.
12 pp [pages] Belisarius; and a sore throat.

Editorial Notes

1in Lancashire eds.
2Ireland eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • St. John's Wood

    Westminster, London, England

People Mentioned

  • Mary Lucy

    Lucy, Mary
    Visited R.G. and L.R. at Ewhurst. An admirer of both Graves and Riding, but her marital problems brought tensions to their household. See diary entry January 2, 1938 (and K.G. note).
  • Catherine

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

    Lucy, John
    Estranged husband of Mary Lucy; RG and LR are drawn into their marital problems. eds.
  • Nan

    Roberts, Nan
    wife of Wilfred Roberts, the M.P. for North Cumberland eds.
  • Wilfred

    Roberts, Wilfred
    Liberal MP for North Cumberland. A strong critic of the Nazi régime, an early opponent of fascism and appeasement, and a vigorous supporter of the republican side in the Spanish Civil War. (see article in The Times obituary column, June 1, 1991) eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Selfridges

    London department store eds.


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