Feb 27 Sunday

Letters. Walk with Sam down to Baker Street by road & back by the Park – crocuses, sea-gulls.
Still toothache.
Laura writing preface to Lives of Wives.
With Karl Marie & Sam to a Cecil B. de Mille Buccaneer1 film at the Carlton2. Frederick March & awful little Franciska Gaal.
Alix to supper, Harry later.
Laura read me Wives preface.

Editorial Notes

1 "The Buccaneer" produced by Cecil B. de Mille (1938) starring Frederic March and Franciska Gaal eds.
2cinema eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Baker Street

    Westminster, London, England
  • Regent Park

    London, England

People Mentioned

  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Laura

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

    Goldschmidt, Marie
    Karl Goldschmidt's first wife. RPG 280-81. The couple met when Marie was employed as domestic help at Ewhurst (summer 1937). eds.
  • Sam

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


    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939