February 22nd Friday.

Wrote to A.E.S.G. promising money, £100, to children in Aug. & to repay their mother1, also, £300 in October for past two years not paid. Arranged that children's financial year should begin in November: would undertake no yearly sum. Would promise Catherine should be a vet. Asked A.E.S.G. to tell Jenny to write to me if she wanted an introduction to Korda: & now that Jenny is 16, let her start her relationship with me afresh: if she respected my feelings I'd respect hers, I said.
Got oranges from Ca'n Juni. A great many have been stolen during the full moon.
A bunch of celandines from Ca'n Juni. Sirocco.
Gave Karl the second[RG] third chapter of Antigua 1d [Penny] Puce to type: and the poem Remembering War.
Letter from Harrods: they had written to ask me to give a Famous Authors talk. I refused on grounds of domicile first & suggested that it was bad sales-psychology to call them 'Famous.' Suggested 'Favourite.' Harrods pleased at "learning from a layman," and will change at once. Today we bought the Posada.

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Ca'n Juni

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    garden terraaces belonging to Juan Gelat KG . RG also had access to the fruit there. WG
  • Posada, La

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House on the Puig next to Deyá church. Originally part of the Es Molí property. It had been rented by the church for Sunday school. RG and LR bought it in February, 1935, to use as a guest house for their visitors. WG, eds.

People Mentioned

  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG
  • Nancy

    Nicholson, Nancy
    (1899-1977) First wife of Robert Graves; married 1918, separated 1927, divorced 1949. eds.
  • Catherine

    Nicholson, Catherine
    Catherine Nicholson: (1922- ) third of four children of Robert Graves and Nancy Nicholson. eds.
  • Jenny

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

    Korda, Alexander
    Director of the film version of I Claudius.
  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Harrod's

    Harrod's
    London department store eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Remembering War [poem]: published as: Recalling War
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938

Elements Mentioned

  • Sirocco

    South easterly wind. Used generically for all southerly winds which eddy on the leeward side of the Teix mountains above Deya. WG