July 11th Thursday

Work has ceased on the Posada.
Reading Richards & writing to him & Morley, Faber & Faber saying that is good. Looked up various Greek things for Laura.
To sea. Gordon returned because no boat & I met him down there.
Bompiani wanted permission to alter things in Italian version of Claudius : chiefly libels against Livia. Wired, yes.
Honor told of Posada's invasion by German tourists.
Gelat brought my chair at last. A ×××× [crossed out] bit short, but comfortable if one sits at a slight slant. Cherry wood; bull leather, old form.
Thought "Old-Soldier, Sahib" a possible title. Paid Fonda 1 for Sabater 150 pts. In evening iced lemonade at Can Torrent & Gordon decided to go by ship because of seasonal train accidents in France.
Helped Laura find out about mules, red arsenic, Paphogonien2 leather helmets, box-wood etc. for Troy .
Mary typing at Can Torrent.

Editorial Notes

1pension. KG
2Paphlagonian? KG

Hands Referenced

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.
  • Fonda

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Inn next to Margarita's Café. Occasionally ate there. WG
  • Can Torrent

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House next to Canellun also belonging to LR & RG. Built by Norman Cameron. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Sabater
    Printer in Palma who did work for R.G. & L.R. eds.
  • 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.)
  • 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).
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Mary

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

    Richards, Frank
    Author of Old Soldiers Never Die and Old Soldier Sahib which R.G. rewrote for him. Was in The Royal Welch Fusiliers, R.G.'s regiment. eds.; Birth name is Francis Phillip Woodruff eds. see Diary September 27, 1936
  • Frank

    Morley, Frank
    With Faber and Faber. Involved with Old Soldier Sahib. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Faber & Faber

    Publishers of Old Soldier Sahib and Old Soldiers Never Die. WG
  • Bompiana

    Bompiana
    Italian publishers of I, Claudius. WG

Bibliography

    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: I, Claudius [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Arthur Barker
    • Idno: A42
    • Date: 1934
    • Title: Old Soldier Sahib
    • Author: Richards, Frank
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, New York
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Harrison Smith & Robert Haas
    • Idno: A44
    • Date: 1936