June 3 Monday

Baker baked brown bread for us.
C.F.V. [Claudius Film Version] Letters to John G.; Korda asking him for information.
To village with Salamo: work begun today on Posada roof. Gelat feeling happier after getting lawyers' advice all round.
To sea, bathed: Karl, Mary, Gordon (Honor had pains). Swam round to other bay.[RG] Collected stones: for the Posada this time ( Schw. [Schwarz] later). Then to Posada with Laura Honor Gordon Mary Karl - and Pepe to whom we gave orders for repairs and rebuilding.
Letter from H.S. [Harrison Smith] saying that C.F.V. [Claudius Film Version] advance has been sent, from Pinker with news of A.W.L. [Arnie Lawrence] getting nasty about copyright infringement: but threat came through Field Roscoe, not Eliot. So wrote to Eliot explaining & asking him to act for me to restore dignity to situation. And to Pinker. And to solicitors of Evening Standard 1. Went through L [Laura] 's Focus & mine to make them tally. Bed at 2.30.

Editorial Notes

1who published the T.E. Lawrence obituary. 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.

People Mentioned

  • Arnie

    Lawrence, A.W. (Arnie)
    T.E. Lawrence's brother and executor. WG
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • John

    Graves, John
    R.G.'s brother. Visited R.G. & L.R. in 1934 with R.G.'s mother. WG
  • Eliot

    Eliot
    L.R. & R.G.'s solicitor in London. WG
  • Korda

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

    Phillips, Mary
    Visitor. Typed most of I, Claudius. Later married James Reeves. WG
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • 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
  • Pepe

    Salas, José
    Master builder. Built Canellun. Pepe is a diminutive of José. WG
  • Field Roscoe

    Roscoe, Field
    A.W.Lawrence agent? WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

    R.G.'s American publisher for I, Claudius and Claudius the God. eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Focus I, II, III, IV [newsletter]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: London Evening Standard
    • PubPlace: London