Sat May 21

Lucy sent the Dutch garnet necklace (from Petticoat Lane) restrung with white beads (from a barrow).
Proofs of Laura's poems1.
At Church St. bought for 6d2 a 1837 copy of Snarleyow3 and for 12/64 a large blue Bristol bowl.
Finished going over In Procession5.
L.Hart in afternoon going over Protocol.
In evening walk with L & Alan in Regent's Park, sitting in deckchairs by the Lake.
About 9 Laura got a faintness & palpitations. Dr. C.H. Barber called and gave her things.
Due to annoyance with a wireless while writing a poem; and general
×××× [indecipherable] tiredness.
Everyone in London expected war tonight: Czechoslavak business. We not.

Editorial Notes

2sixpence eds.
3 Snarleyyow: or, the Dog Fiend by Frederick Marryat. London: H. Colburn, 1837. eds.
412 shillings, sixpence eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Church Street Market

    Marylebone, Paddington, London, England
  • London

  • Regent Park

    London, England
  • Petticoat Lane Market

    Wentworth Street, London, England

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
  • Lucie

    Brown, Lucie
    Married artist John Aldridge. eds.
  • Liddell Hart

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • Dr. Barber

    Barber, Dr.
    RG and family's doctor; treated Jenny Nicholson in 1937 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: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd
    • Idno: A35
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: In Procession [poem]
    • Title: On English Poetry
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Idno: A7
    • Date: 1922