Wednesday July 3

To Posada: lots of men, as promised. Honor's room tiled; men working outside. Entrada 1 will be done tomorrow. Miguel junior2 clavering windows. Kitchen all but done. Carpenters have finished their jobs. Gave Miguel Senior[RG] James's poem to frame. Schw. 3 all morning & until 3.30.
Siegfried Sassoon chosen to do scenario of Revolt 4: & Arnie sends leaflet about Quinquagint gospel.
Posted letter to Liddell Hart with PS. about T.E. & the choice of S.S.
To sea: sea dirty, not as rough as yesterday. Only Gordon there. Men working on Road; nearly finished a temporary path.
Evening under olive tree at Can Caballo.

Editorial Notes

1Entrance hall. WG
2One of four village carpenters. WG
4For Korda's film version. 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.
  • Can Caballo

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Schwarz' house. (Ca s'Cabalito. The house had a little bronze horse on the balustrade.) Three doors away from Canellun. WG

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • 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).
  • Miguel

    Miguel
    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG
  • James

    Reeves, James
    Schoolmaster, writer and Poet. Friend of Jacob Bronowski. W.G./ K.G.; m. to Mary Phillips; daughter Stella born June 14, 1938 eds.
  • Siegfried Sassoon

    Sassoon, Siegfried
    Poet and former close friend from the trenches. WG
  • Arnie

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

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • 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
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Almost Forgotten Germany [Almost Forgotten Times]
    • Author: Schwarz, Georg
    • Editor: Trans. Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A45
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Revolt in the Desert [abridged version of Seven Pillars of Wisdom]
    • Author: Lawrence. T.E.
    • Date: 1927