Ap 25 Monday

Another version of the poem now called In Your Name
Work on The Smuggler scenario.
At the 'Montmartre' lady's 2nd hand dress place in Kilburn bought another African bangle & one Burmese one; also for 5/-1 a scarlet shantung2 shawl.
Len came to lunch.
At Mr. Mills: bought a pinchbeck chain 7/63, 8 green malachite beads 2/6[RG] [RG]and eight malachite beads 2/6. He gave me two jade ring-pieces.
Laura went over some early poems with me[RG]. At her suggestion I destroyed Easter Still.
Solicitor advised Margaret about her separation order.

Editorial Notes

15 shillings eds.
2i.e. Chinese silk eds.
37 shillings, sixpence eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Kilburn

    Brent, London, England

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
  • Len

    Lye, Len
    New Zealand painter, sculptor, and filmmaker whom LR & RG had met in London. He helped with the Seizin Press publications. WG; married to Jane Lye, son Bix. eds.
  • Margaret

    Russell, Margaret
    House-keeper L.R. & R.G. had had in London. WG


    • Title: Easter Still [poem? "destroyed." See diary Apr. 25, 1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-04-16
    • Title: At First Sight [poem; formerly To the Sovereign Muse (II), then In Your Name. See diary Apr. 24, 25 and May 17,1938. eds. Check titles on drafts in Buffalo. DW]
    • Title: Collected Poems (1938)
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938-11
    • Title: Smuggler Scenario [projected screenplay for a Korda film RPG]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-08-26