Aug 13 Tuesday

Letter from Eliot, will attend to Wills.1
From A. Conte2 about French translation: answered.
From Palmer, American Mercury3 about Marc Antony: replied harshly.
Laura: Michael Roberts has given in about James. Also letter from Maisie with photo of John Ewen & account of accident.4
With S. [Salamo] on the hill by Calabat. Fresh cloudy day. (Lightning & full[RG]moon at night)
With Sch [Schwarz] & Str [Strenge] , G [Gelat] , Karl Laura & I to Costa d'Or. Beefsteak sandwiches then to hear radio & gramaphone in the Sala. (Too loud) G. [Gelat] saw the Hacienda5 people & ×××× [crossed out] tomorrow may learn the name6.
Working on Richards introduction.7.

Editorial Notes

1RG and LR's: see Aug. 3rd, 5th and 16th entries. eds.
2[?]
3KG underlines, probably indicating a book title[?] eds
4Ewen was killed while climbing in the Alps. KG
5Tax. KG
6[of the denunciator]. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Concordia

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Salón Concordia. Gelat's café. Variously refered to as the Sala or the Salón. The village youths had shares in it. It was later called the Salón Deportivo. WG
  • Hotel Costa d'Or

    Llucalcari, Majorca, Sp
    In Llucalcari. Went there for drinks and occasionally meals. It was the best hotel, the Fonda being rather basic. The Turismo was closed. WG
  • Ca l'Abat

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Beautiful farm with watch-tower on the way to Llucalcari. WG

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • Eliot

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

    Roberts, Michael
    Editor; real name William Edward KG; L.R. & R.G. submitted poems for an anthology he was preparing, published by ? Faber & Faber. 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.
  • John Ewen

    Ewen, John
    Died July 1935. Gave Laura a dress. WG
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

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