Wed Feb 2

All day Belisarius
John Lucy sent me a letter (or rather enclosed one to Mary in an envelope to me). (Also Honor had a letter from a mysterious 'J. Coghlan' of Dublin – obviously the same hand1). It contained a remark about England & Ireland which should have gone to the War Office.
Walk to Kilburn, brought back a Worcester platter for Honor.
Laura writing letters.
We play Bessie Smith2 records to drown the songstress next door. She replies reproachfully with Handel's 'Largo'.

Editorial Notes

1 John Lucy's eds.
2blues KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Kilburn

    Brent, London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).


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