Wednesday June 26

Rained slightly in night. Very hot. No sheet even.
Sent Arnie authority to pay Standard fee to Eliot, and extra £20 (American money less P [Pinker] 's commission, and out of pocket) and my side of the story: agreed to amnesty. Wrote thanking Eliot. Wrote telling Pinker to pay the balance of the fee into my a/c after deducting commission.
Posada. Kitchen midjansed 1. Helped masons raise sink into position; advised about draught draft[RG] for fugon 2. Upstairs all done now except lavabo 3 and outside of one window. Visited both carpenters.
To sea with Karl. Hot day, with clouds. Warm sea. Stones.
Orange-balls at their best. First zinnias. Stowed blankets away for the summer & hung out winter things against moth. Also Laura's nightgowns, hats etc. Awful heat in attic.
Posada again with Mary. Bench made in sitting room & sink fixed, place for fugons 4 being made.
Work started today on Centro Concordia.
Letter from Ashby asking Latin inscription for Winchester Cloisters: supplied it.

Editorial Notes

1sandstoned (midjan: sandstone building-block). KG
2charcoal fire. KG
3lavatory. KG
4charcoal fires. 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.
  • Concordia

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Salón Concordia. Gelat's café. Variously refered to as the Sala or the Salón. The village youths had shares in it. It was later called the Salón Deportivo. WG

People Mentioned

  • Arnie

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

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

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

    Ashby, Mrs
    Correspondent? Was a visitor to Deyá, but not a close friend. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: London Evening Standard
    • PubPlace: London