Ap 21 Thursday.

Death of Solace1: who had been recovering: heart weakness.
Went to Canada House2 to see Mike Pearson about Karl's going to Canada. He was disgusted with general situation.
Got typescript of W & O back from Watt.
Long talk with Laura ×××× [indecipherable] about procedure.
At 12 o clock walked to open-all-night Lyons at Marble Arch (Cypriot waiters, & prostitutes) & back at 2.10.

Editorial Notes

1Graves' cat eds.
2Canadian High Commission in Trafalgar Square eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Lyons Corner House

    Westminster, London, England
    Lyons Corner House Restaurant, Oxford St.; or else RG calls it the "Marble Arch" Lyons Corner House eds.

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.
  • Mike Pearson

    Pearson, Lester
    (1897-1972) Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom; m. to Maryon Pearson (née Moody). Later became Prime Minister of Canada. eds.

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: 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