Feb 22 Tuesday.

Everywhere popular indignation against Chamberlain.[RG]
To Caledonian Market where met Jenny & a boy friend in ParamountMichael Clark.
I was pickpocketed of my purse with £5, was too disheartened to buy anythying – except a trunk for Jenny.
Proofs of Belisarius, then the blurb for Laura's poems1 – very difficult. Solace2 broke my transfer[RG] basin.
Barker & Hogarth Press gave copyright permission over the phone.
Laura & I to supper to Norman to meet Nella Joseph. She was excitable, affectionate, presumptuous.
More work on blurb until much [sic: very] later.
John sent us the autumn picture we had admired.

Editorial Notes

2Graves' cat eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Caledonian Market

    London, England

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.
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Chamberlain

    Chamberlain, Neville
    (1869-1940) British Prime Minister in the 1930s; m. to Anne Chamberlain née Cole eds.
  • Michael Clark

    Clark, Michael
    worked with Paramount Pictures, friend of Jenny Nicholson's eds.
  • Nella Joseph

    Joseph, Nella
    friend of Norman Cameron's eds.
  • Aldridge

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Paramount Pictures

    Paramount Pictures
  • Arthur Barker Ltd.

    Barker, Arthur
    The English publisher of I, Claudius and Claudius the God. WG
  • Hogarth Press

    Hogarth Press
    Press of Virginia and Leonard Woolf. R.G. had several early essays published by them. C.P. &`W.G.


    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd
    • Idno: A35
    • Date: 1938