Tuesday May 17

Another version of Miller's Man
Work on other poems, including In Your Name now called At First Sight.
Protocol with Laura for 3 ×××× [indecipherable] hours from 11.30 pm to 2.30 am.
×××× [indecipherable] Visit from McCormacks + Betty who brought us a Javanese doll.
At Mr Mills bought (from Denis Thacker):
  • 1 Arab burnous;
  • 1 Indian silk & gold thread jacket;
  • 1 Papal Zouave red trousers;
  • 1 Italian white waistcoat
for £1.
Evans of Heinemann failed to do anything about World & Ourselves.

Hands Referenced

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
  • Evans

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

    McCormack, Walter & Violet
    Tenants of Ca'n Torrent. Had two daughters: Jennifer, a dancer, & Betty. Continued their friendship with Robert and Laura in England. 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: 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
    • Title: The Miller's Man [poem; first written 1934; rewritten 1938 eds.]
    • Title: New Poems 1962 [includes 1938 version? eds.]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A101
    • Date: 1962
    • 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