March 6 Sunday.

Walk up Marlborough Hill1 and then to the right: investigating [sic: investigation] a group of houses under demolishment. Rescued a broken majolica flowerpot holder from a cellar. Brought it back because it had the pieces inside & Karl & I repaired it. Wrote a factual account of it.
Karl took black kitten as a present to Alan & Beryl. +
Helping Laura with clerical jobs on Letter Book.
With L to Big Broadcast of 19382 at Plaza3 (W.C. Fields4 and a liner)
* 'Baleares5' sunk off Cartagena6.
+ It died later.

Editorial Notes

1Westminster eds.
2 "The Big Broadcast of 1938" (1938) movie directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring W.C. Fields eds.
3cinema KG
4(1880-1946) America comedian and actor eds.
5SPS Baleares eds.; cruiser KG
6Murcia, Spain eds.

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Beryl

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds


    • Title: Letter Book [became The World and Ourselves]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura