Dec 26 Sunday

Feeling better after a long sleep protracted to 12 o clock.
Ch [Chapter] X & XII Belisarius.
No visits today. Called up Jenny. There had been a fist fight at the poker-table.[RG] there.
Laura finished last section of letter book: 3 recommendations remain.
Working very hard to complete contract. Karl has just finished typing the last chapters, which make, with foreword & index, 488 pp [pages] = 170,000 words. I contracted for 100,000.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.


    • Title: Letter Book [became The World and Ourselves]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21