July 14 Sunday

Miguel fixed drawer in entrada 1 table from the one sent to Posada.
Worked on Richards 2, checking James' poem proofs. To sea with Solomon3; brought back white corals, fishermens reels for insulating ice-chest etc.
All afternoon on poem proofs: supper in comedor 4 [RG] at the Posada, which Laura saw as something ready for the first time, & was pleased. Honor had started 'Poets'. Decided on central light for entrada & place for plates. Also name for Lives: "By Each in Turn" – unsigned.5
The brightest moon view from Posada I have ever seen, the moon in a hollow of the hills.
Contract from Constables. Wrote to Richards a list of questions to supplement first chapter. More work on Richards 6 after completing poems – which Laura then went over, then we checked together doubtful points & sent[RG] wrote detailed printing instructions to Sabater: for Juan to call for at 7. We finished at 3.45 A.M. then had chicken rice breakfast, at which Laura decided to postpone Cressida7 until New Year.
Bed at 4 a.m.

Editorial Notes

1hall. KG
3Graves' dog eds.
4dining room. 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Juan

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

Organizations Mentioned

  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable
    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG

Bibliography

    • Title: Mistake Somewhere, A
    • Author: Anonymous [Gordon Glover/Honor Wyatt/Molly Hare]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1936-02-13
    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • 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