Feb 8 Tuesday.

Finished going over Ch [Chapter] XXI with Laura; have done most of cross-copying.1
At Harrison's in Willesden lane where I got the jug got ×××× [indecipherable] a pair of late Georgian cut-glass vases & cleaned them. 13/62 the pair.
Norman & David Reeves to supper.
Did 2nd batch of proofs, once over.
To Harry & Alix who had just painted their flat: Harry fish-like. David Reeves produced a caricature of XII Clergymen3 by Geoffrey Cullen4.
It is after all not Juan5 but his cousin who is at Pollensa.
* Decided to change form of the Laura book: getting accounts of her from friends.6

Editorial Notes

1of Belisarius eds.
213 shillings, sixpence eds.
3hence the expression – "Love – how amazing!" KG
4friend of Eirlys Roberts' KG
5 Gelat KG
6See references in entries for Oct. 31, Nov. 27 & 28, 1937. eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Willesden Lane

    Brent, London, England
  • Pollensa

    Pollensa, Majorca, Sp
    Town at the north end of Majorca. WG R.G. sometimes spells it "Pollenza." eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • David Reeves

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Eirlys Roberts

    Roberts, Eirlys
    friend of Jacob Brunowski eds.
  • Gelat

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)


    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: [L.R. Book] [unidentified book started by RG about Laura Riding]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1937-11-27