Tuesday May 10 June 11[RG]

Sent Korda cable "If Arnie objects my writing scenario prefer withdraw": to Posada, gave instructions for corner window, ventilation shaft for Mary's room.
Sea: where got a few final stones for Posada floor. Honor told me everything settled happily between her & Gordon. Sea seemed very cold.
Bill of Lading for my papers from bank1.
Letter from Jonathan: mentioning "dictation": answered at length.
Met Señor 2 of Son Bujosa who says we can proceed with boat house.
Médico, in interview with Juan, demanded 115 hours of water for his pals and payment for water. ×××× [crossed out] He can now go to law if he cares. Gelat will get him out of village, one way or another.

Editorial Notes

2proprietor. KG

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.
  • Son Bujosa

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Farm-house on the way to the Cala. WG

People Mentioned

  • Arnie

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

    Vives, Antonio Dr.
    The village doctor (Deyá). At odds with Gelat (water rights controversy). His brother, Juan Vives, was Gelat's son-in-law. 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).
  • Juan

    Mas, Juan Marroig
    Usually refers to Gelat's son, sometimes to Gelat himself. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Jonathan Cape Ltd.

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

Bibliography

    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert