Thursday May 26

Dorothy came to make a scrupulous statement to Laura about some minor point she had given L. a wrong impression on phone.
Laura went to Doctor Barber, who said 'heart merely tired: must have holiday'
Went over some Cyrus checks with Laura1.
John's Belisarius & Antonina2 & John's lithograph both back, framed. (in 1d3 & 1/-4 frames of maple from Church St. Market)
Walk with Dorothy across Park telling her about Deyá.
Dorothy brought Wanda round: sweet child but children tire me more than anything in the world.

Editorial Notes

1Chapter 2, "The Rise of Cyrus, Husband of Amytis" of Part I, "A Persian Lady, and Her Contemporaries" in Lives of Wives eds.
2paintings eds.
31 pence eds.
41 shilling eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Church Street Market

    Marylebone, Paddington, London, England
  • Regent Park

    London, England
  • Deyá

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Town located on the northwest coast of Majorca, on the hillside between the Teix Mountains and the sea: this was RG's home with Laura Riding from 1929 to 1936. He returned there with his family after WW II. Eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Dorothy

    Simmons, Dorothy
    Sculptor associated with the Graves-Riding inner circle (1938-39). Married to Montague Simmons. eds
  • Aldridge

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 eds.
  • Wanda

    Hutchinson, Wanda
    daughter of Ward and Dorothy Hutchinson, born June 1937 eds.
  • Dorothy

    Hutchinson, Dorothy
    Ward Hutchinson's wife. WG
  • Dr. Barber

    Barber, Dr.
    RG and family's doctor; treated Jenny Nicholson in 1937 eds.


    • Title: Smuggler Scenario [projected screenplay for a Korda film RPG]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-08-26
    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939