Jan 26 Tuesday[RG] Wednesday. .

Reading Laura's Letter Book in morning; then she went over ch. [chapter]141 with me, and my article 'We are powerless in the matter' – the ch. [chapter] was very sticky and I worked on it until late, not going out. Sent off article.
An interruption from 6-8 Mary Lucy and Patrick Hilberry the lawyer, discussing means of stopping the annoyance. He suggested going to War Office. Mary after he left got hysterical at the idea of sending the boys to an elementary school & flew out without a goodbye – later Nan rang up and apologized.
About midnight went for a sharp walk to Kilburn.

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Kilburn

    Brent, London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

Organizations Mentioned

  • Hilberry & Son

    Hilberry & Son
    Soliciters; includes Patrick Hilberry eds.


    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: Letter Book [became The World and Ourselves]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: Powerless in the Matter [article]
    • Title: Spectator
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • BiblScope: 510-11
    • Idno: C293
    • Date: 1928-03-25