Thursday July 4

Finished going over Schw. autobiography now called "Almost Forgotten Times" 1 as far as Karl had gone (except for a page or two of which the MSS [manuscript] is in Palma). Posada. No Pepé: men had been chipping away a wall (live rock) which three days ago they were told not to touch. Tiles laid in kitchen. Went to Pepe at lunch time to hurry him up. Honor & Julian to lunch (Gordon, Mary, Joan in Palma).
Did plastering electric light point in Mesquida.
Proof-copies of Progress of Stories to Maisie, John & Lucie, Isabel M. Letters to first & last. Went over remaining pp [pages] of C.F.V.
Schw. 2 to Carl to type.
Julian cried: so cut up green tomatoes for pickle.
Posada. Entrada 3 done: bath being made. Key-stone on Honor's window raised, guides for tiles in corridor, bath pipe escape, mina 4 & steps being made, windows in.
Liddell Hart writes "So we are both 'carted'. Only heard indirectly." From Eliot, pleased. Pinker, ditto. Astounding £500 cheque from Korda. Sent Nancy £150 (1/2 arrears). To Dulan for Schliemann5.
Steak at Viña at 10 o'clock for Laura & Mary.

Editorial Notes

2see July 4th entry. eds.
3Hall. KG
4passage way. KG
5Heinrich Schliemann. Troy and its Remains. John Murray, 1875. Currently resident in the Canellun Library. eds. Heinrich Schliemann was the German archaeologist who dug up "Homer's Troy." KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • 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.
  • Mesquida

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    The dining room in Canellun was called the Mesquida after a painting hanging in it. WG
  • 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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Salas, José
    Master builder. Built Canellun. Pepe is a diminutive of José. 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).
  • 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.
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Julian

    Glover, Julian
    Honor & Gordon's baby. WG
  • Mary

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

    Surname? Julian Glover's nurse-maid. She stayed behind at the Viña Vieja when they moved up to the Posada. Was sent left-over cakes and ice-cream. WG
  • Maisie

    Sommerville, Maisie
    Head of BBC Education broadcasting department. Friend of R.G. and L.R. Arranged accomodation for them when they returned to London as exiles. W.G., eds.
  • Aldridge

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 eds.
  • Lucie

    Brown, Lucie
    Married artist John Aldridge. eds.
  • Isabel

    Mayers, Isabel
    Laura Riding's sister. Lived in L.A. WG
  • Eliot

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

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

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

    Nicholson, Nancy
    (1899-1977) First wife of Robert Graves; married 1918, separated 1927, divorced 1949. eds.
  • Dulan

    Dulan
    Dealer in antique engravings, books. London? WG

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: Progress of Stories
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert