Ap 23 Saturday

Incorporated the misprints Eddie found1, in letters to Cassell, Watt, Random House.
The Mills's came to lunch.
Talk of the richness of East End, and about anti-semitism, less in E. End since Fascism. Pawnbrokers only 20% Jewish. Talk of Jewish business optimism.[RG] Later political talk and he began to talk in the purest protocol ×××× [indecipherable] way: putting to shame Ros who turned up & spoke up for the good in Hitler.
The Mills stayed till [until] 5.
I went for a walk & bought 8 African bangles for 4/-2 and a picture by Cohen, the deaf & dumb employee of Borst's3, for 2/64.
Laura very tired: tried to work on Wives, could not, went to bed at 10.30 – until lunch next day.
I began a draft suggestion for implementing the protocol now called TransactionUniversity of Moral Values.

Editorial Notes

24 shillings eds.
3? eds.
42 shillings, sixpence eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • East End

    East End, London, England
    the poorer quarter of London eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Marsh, Edward
    Influential civil servant and friend of R.G.'s and many others from WW I, also Georgian poets and artists. W.G. & C.P.
  • Ros

    Cooper, Rosaleen Dr.
    Dr. Rosaleen Cooper, R.G.'s sister. W.G.; husband Jim, sons Dan, Roger & Paul RPG.
  • Hitler

    Hitler, Adolf
  • Cohen

    "a deaf & dumb carpenter", an employee of Borst's, and artist whose work RG purchased occasionally eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Cassell and Company Ltd.

    Publishers of Robert Graves' Collected Poems [1938], and the novel Count Belisarius [1938].
  • 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
  • Random House

    American publishers (New York) eds.


    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939
    • Title: T.E. Lawrence to His Biographer
    • Author: Lawrence, T.E.
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.
    • Idno: A49
    • Date: 1938