May 5 Friday

Schuyler came over early, just to see us.
We went to New York Laura & I in a train while David went to Long Island to look up his friend but found his letters uncollected at the Box. We got on the Grand Central & Times Square shuttle & shuttled too much by mistake then got out at the Bloomingdales1 on 59th where Laura had been lost as a child. ×××× [indecipherable] Went to Robin Hale's apartment where met Duncan Miller for a short time; he was pleased but uncertain. Then with Robin [RG] to ×××× [indecipherable] a Cosy Tea Room which at 4.45 served only suppers, then to eat applepie, cheese & coffee somewhere. Robin very sweet, but bringing forward wrong names – Faulkner2, Auden, Grapes of Wrath3 Steinbeck4. Next supper at Fornos Spanish Restaurant. Julie, David, Tom, Laura me & Noguera & Portela. Noguera was the man who put March5 into jail in 1932: will tell Time about him. Portela said he liked Red Indians & cats, not negroes or dogs. Called Laura Captain Araña who embarked his crew & stayed ashore himself: i.e. she ordered drinks for all but herself. Tom showed the Time review to L & me (of Frost & me)6.

Editorial Notes

1shopping centre eds.
2William Clark Faulkner (1897-1962), American writer eds.
3 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. New York: Viking Press, 1939. eds.
4John Steinbeck (1902-1968), American writer eds.
5Juan March, a Majorquin millionaire KG
6A combined review by Schuyler Jackson of Robert Graves' and Robert Frost's Collected Poems that appeared in Time 15 May, 1939. Friedmann 337

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • New York

    New York City, New York, United States

People Mentioned

  • Schuyler Jackson

    Jackson, Schuyler
    American poet who became Laura Riding's second husband. Graves and Riding stayed with Jackson, his wife Katharine ("Kit"), and his family on their farm in Pennsylvania in 1939. It was here that the partnership between R.G. and L.R. came to an end. eds
  • Laura

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

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.
  • Julie

    Matthews, Julie
    Tom Matthews' wife. WG
  • Tom

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG
  • Robin

    Hale, Robin
    American poet eds; friend [and, eventually, wife] of David Reeves KG;
  • Auden

    Auden, W.H.
    British poet (1907-1973). R.G. disliked. eds
  • Noguera

    Spanish official befriended by RG on the C.G.T. Chamberlain en route to New York in 1939 eds.
  • Portela

    Spanish ex-prefect befreinded by RG on the C.G.T. Chamberlain en route to New York in 1939 eds.
  • Robert

    Graves, Robert
    [1st person]. (1895-1985). Poet, novelist, essayist, critic, and author of his diary. eds.


    • Title: Time [Magazine]
    • PubPlace: New York