May 10 Tuesday

2 versions of a poem: Flat1
Saw Jenny again.
At Mr Mills L & I bought 9 old costume books (property of Irving2) for £6. and a Georgian paste brooch 4.64/6 [sic: ]3
Norman came; and we 3 and Alan went in N's car to give Catherine the Russian Easter egg (17th century salt glaze). On Norman's behalf, really.
A nice Russian engineer, Paul[RG] 'Sheriff', there; and great fun.
Norman made a squash engagement with Catherine.

Editorial Notes

1Possibly "Progressive Housing": see Complete Poems, Vol. II, p. 89. (Check drafts in Buffalo for this title.) DW, eds.
2Sir Henry Irving, [real name John Henry Brodribb] (1838-1905), British actor eds.
34 shillings, sixpence eds.

Hands Referenced

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

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
  • Norman Cameron

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • Alan

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

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Catherine Vandervelde

    Vandervelde, Catherine
    one of Korda's scriptwriters; friend of RG and LR, met at Denham studios; contributor to World and Ourselves; married Norman Cameron in September, 1938. eds. Diary, and Friedmann 302


    • Title: Flat [poem?] [Possibly "Progressive Housing": see Complete Poems, Vol. II, p. 89 (Check drafts in Buffalo for this title). DW]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-05-10
    • Title: Progressive Housing
    • Title: Collected Poems (1938)
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938-11
    • Title: Robert Graves: The Complete Poems Vols. 1-3
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Beryl Graves and Dunstan Ward
    • PubPlace: Manchester and Paris
    • Publisher: Carcanet Press and Alyscamps
    • Date: 1995-1999