March 28 Monday

Trojan Ending revise, finished Act I
* Laura finished World & Ourselves & gave it to A.S. Watt who came for sherry.
In Praed St bought Delft (Rouen) cat with blue pictures on its back, white Bristol beads, a long string, with purple centres, a Rouen Delft plate (Ibis & snake), ×××× [indecipherable] marbles,[RG] 14/61 in all and at Mr Mills a steel reliquary for 7/6.
Franco takes Fraga2.
Began a poem about great-grandmothers3.
In the evening for hours L, Alan & I tried to find words for the inside way of doing things; all good words either stiff or tainted.

Editorial Notes

114 shillings, sixpence eds.
2city near Lérida, Spain eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Praed St.

    Paddington, London, England

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
  • Laura

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

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

    Franco, General
    Spanish General; led the Nationalist forces against the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War; Spanish Head of State from 1939-1969.

Organizations Mentioned

  • A.S. Watt & Son, Ltd.

    Watt, A.S.
    RG's literary agent: first mentioned in November, 1935; team includes: Alexander Strahan Watt, and W.P. Watt et al, who may have handled different aspects of Graves' extensive European publishing and distribution. The firm replaced Eric Pinker. K.G. When did Pinker go, and why? KG


    • Title: Trojan Ending [dramatised version based on Laura Riding's book; later called Greeks and Trojans]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-01
    • Title: The World and Ourselves [former title: Letter Book]
    • Author: Riding, Laura [contributor; with Sally Graves, Sir Edward Marsh et al]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
    • Date: 1938-11
    • Title: Great-Grandmother, The [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938-03-28