Monday ×××× [crossed out] May 20

To village: plates & cups & things for Viña Vieja. Table from Fábrica too.
Two cables to London: to Pinker telling him not to use article unless T.E. [T.E. Lawrence] succumbs. to Constable with particulars for the Epilogue estimate.
Then all morning at Viña and Can Gelat: putting up mosquito nets, mirrors, shelf paper etc. Laura has appendix trouble: went to bed on her return.
To Calabat to pay for hen: ordered another.
Picked another 2 lbs of strawberries.
One cherry.
Can expect no fruit this year.
News from Short via Gelat that T.E [T.E. Lawrence] died Saturday night. Cable from Pinker that obituary published in E.Standard tonight. From Cape asking permission reprint L & A [Lawrence and the Arabs] at 4/61 10%. Replied, "Yes."
Str [Strenge] & Schw. [Schwarz] back: with Breeze a pedigree puppy. Gave him Strick Drunter 2. He gave me a silver Gallo-Roman coin.

Editorial Notes

14 shillings sixpence per copy? eds
2 Strich Drunter: the German title of Goodbye to All That . KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • London

    England
  • Viña Vieja

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Name of group of houses behind the Fábrica, of which Can Gelat was one. When the Glovers were staying in the house they were called the "Viñas". WG
  • Can Gelat

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    One of a group of houses behind the Fábrica called the Viña Vieja. WG
  • Fábrica

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Home of Juan (Gelat) and his wife, the Madora. K.G. The ground floor was a nave extended over the equivalent of two more lots. This originally was a factory with an oil press, a flour mill and a soap making machine all run by a steam engine. Gelat replaced steam by fuel-oil and installed an electricity generator. When he put in the turbine at Ca'n Madó he removed the machinery and built a Café in its place (the Sala Concordia). WG
  • Ca l'Abat

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Beautiful farm with watch-tower on the way to Llucalcari. WG

People Mentioned

  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • Laura

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

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Short

    Short
    Shipping agent and operator of a lending library in Palma. K.G.
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG
  • Pinker

    Pinker
    R.G. & L.R.'s agent in London. W.G. They later changed to A.S. Watt. eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable
    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG
  • Jonathan Cape Ltd.

    Jonathan Cape
    London publisher of Lawrence and the Arabs, Good-Bye to All That, No Decency Left, etc. eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Epilogue I: A Critical Summary
    • Editor: Riding. Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B22
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: London Evening Standard
    • PubPlace: London
    • Title: Lawrence and the Arabs
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Jonathon Cape
    • Idno: A26
    • Date: 1927
    • Title: Goodbye to All That
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Jonathon Cape
    • Idno: A32
    • Date: 1929