Feb 26 Saturday.

With Sam across Park talking about the use of words, and Books.
At M r Mills gave him Mary Lucy's amethyst beads to restring. He gave me a Bristol marble and Sam a microscope.
Sam & I had pork pies at Dutch oven1 & back to lunch. Jenny to lunch: troubles with money & jobs still. She took Sam to Walt Disney's Snow-white2, while I completed the Belisarius proofs – thus ending the job – 7 months*
Supper at George & Mary Buchanan at Bascombe St. Talk about 'good people'.
On return Solace3 lost – Alix had let her out while taking care of Sam.
I found her in the front garden of 24 Alma Sq.

Editorial Notes

2 "Snow White" an animated film released by Walt Disney in 1937 eds.
3Graves' cat eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Baker Street

    Westminster, London, England
  • Regent Park

    London, England
  • Alma Square

    London, Westminster, England
    Between Maida Vale and Abbey Road; R.G. & L.R. lived there in the winter of 1937. eds

People Mentioned

  • 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).
  • Mills

    Mills, Mr.
    an antique seller and friend of RG, and contributor to the Covenant of Literary Morality eds.; of Paddington Street, Marylebone KG
  • Jenny

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

    Graves, Samuel
    R.G.'s youngest child by Nancy Nicholson. C.P.& WG
  • George Buchanan

    Buchanan, George
    drama critic KG; friend of RG and contributor to the World and Ourselves; wife Mary eds. Friedmann 307-8
  • Mary Buchanan

    Buchanan, Mary
    m. to George Buchanan eds.


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