March 19th Tuesday.

Said goodbye to McCormacks: Laura & I took Nicholas 1 & Salamo2 for a walk. Then Salamo came into my workroom & after a lot of sniffing soon[RG] round went to sleep on my sheepskin rug. Then I took him out myself accustoming him not to pull so hard and keep on the right side. The whole day nearly was spent accustoming the cats to each other & to Salamo. Gelat came and threw stones.
Letter from Korda, promising scenario at end of May, work on film Aug. & Sept.
Problem of Cura and Posada 3: will hear next week whether he intends to give up the key or to be brought before tribunal.
Worked a little on Focus contribution.
Still feeling weak from flu.
Carl & I saw a toad: the first I have seen in Majorca.
Stocks at their best.

Editorial Notes

1One of Laura's cats KG
2RG's bull-dog. eds
3Priest who tried to block RG use of his new guest residence, La Posada. Eventually Gelat appealed to the bishop, who intervened to allow the purchase. See RPG pp 223-4. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Majorca/ Mallorca

    Majorca, Sp
    Largest of the Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of Spain. R.G. and L.R. lived there, in Deyá, from 1929-1936. eds

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)
  • 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.
  • Korda

    Korda, Alexander
    Director of the film version of I Claudius.
  • Cura

    Jordi, Don
    Don Jordi, the Priest. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Focus I, II, III, IV [newsletter]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1935