Aug 8 Thursday.

Check[RG] Transcribed checks in Richards 1.
Laura dictated letters (to Karl)— Korda, Sabater. I went to sea (about 15 Catalans). Cloudy & hot. Then to village for morning post: half James' proofs2 from Sabater, which I checked. Remainder by afternoon post. Went over my checks in Troy with Laura discussing, chiefly, Menelaus's spare spear, and what became of it. Laura finally stuck it butt–spiked into the ground.
Pots came from Palma, & sugar: but no plums yet. ×××× [crossed out] Hot wind
Laura got off two chapters of Troy to Constable with a letter. Laura & I went over James's proof, finishing it at 1 p.m. all except a point that only James can supply.
Laura decided on a rest now for a few days.

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

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

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • Laura

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

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

    Sabater
    Printer in Palma who did work for R.G. & L.R. eds.
  • 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: Old Soldier Sahib
    • Author: Richards, Frank
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, New York
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Harrison Smith & Robert Haas
    • Idno: A44
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: James's Poems [A Natural Need (?)]
    • Author: Reeves, James
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937