May 11 Wednesday

Another draft of Flat1.
Evans of Heinemann interested in World & Ourselves
Work on Protocol with Laura.
Len came, and Alan.
I visited Jenny at the Clinic.
Sup[RG] Dinner with O.K. at Chez Josef – our invitation. He would not commit himself on any subject, and blushed deeply when asked his opinion of the sermon on the mount – as if he had been asked a smutty question.

Editorial Notes

1See May 10th entry. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • London Clinic

    Harley St., Westminster, London, England
    Clinic where Jenny Nicholson was treated for tonsillitis eds.
  • Josef

    Westminster, London, England
    restaurant on Greek St. eds

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • Jenny

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

    Evans, C.S.
    director of Heinemann's KG
  • Kyllmann

    Kyllmann, O.K.
    of Constable's RG; also referred to as O.K. eds

Organizations Mentioned

  • Walter Heinemann Ltd.

    publisher eds.


    • Title: Covenant of Literal Morality, The [subtitle Protocol I; privately printed]
    • Author: Aldridge, John, Dorothy Hutchinson, Lucie Brown, Ward Hutchinson, George Buchanan, Alix Kemp, Mary Buchanan, Hary Kemp, Norman Cameron, Len Lye, Gordon Glover, Albert Mills, Robert Graves, Mary Phillips, Sally Graves, Beryl Pritchard, Liddell Hart, David
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Bristol
    • Publisher: Western Printing Services Ltd.
    • Idno: A37
    • Date: 1938
    • 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: 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