March 21 Monday

Karl typing again.
My jaw practically all right – no more veganin1, but occasional iodine.
David & his friend Michael Marks, CCC2 undergraduate to lunch. They went off at nine to Paris and Italy with letters to Jean Fayard3, in Paris, R. Bottrall in Florence4, G. Schwarz in Bolzano5 or wherever, & Peter Brown in Belgrade.
G. Murphy in afternoon: good-intentions, diffused practise.
Trojan Ending Act 3 Scene 2.
At Mr Mills bought a flower picture & frame & a set of green Indian jade beads 7/66.

Editorial Notes

1Veganin: a headache-relief medicine that contains codeine and caffeine eds.
2 Christ Church College? KG
3French author (1902-?) eds.
4Italy eds.
67 shillings, sixpence eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Christ Church [College]

    Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
    One of the colleges at Oxford University. eds.
  • Paris

  • Lugano

    Lugano, Switzerland
    near the Italian border, where RG and LR spent part of 1937 eds.

People Mentioned

  • Mills

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

    Graves, David
    R.G.'s second child [by Nancy Nicholson]. W.G. In RAF; killed in the war. The only one of Graves' children who might have become a poet had he lived. K.G., eds.
  • Bottrall

    Bottrall, Ronald
    poet KG; married to Margaret Bottrall, writer and editor eds.
  • Swartz

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Gwendolen Murphy

    Murphy, Gwendolen
    editor of The Modern Poet anthology (1938) eds.


    • Title: Trojan Ending [dramatised version based on Laura Riding's book; later called Greeks and Trojans]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-01