Aug 31 Sat.

To village for sugar & to find lost watch (no go) But apples, monjetas [sic: mangettas] 1 (meat &) half a marrow.
Boiled up the jelly: made 20 lb or more, very sharp, like black[KG] red currant, & very stiff. Some to Strenge, Karl & Isabel's mother.
Put up notice of loss of watch.
Sent that letter to Liddell Hart.
First yellow fig from grotto. First melon of the large green kind.
Smuggling reign of terror. Special judge. I [sic: i]n a few days all ring leaders put in prison — bail for 300,000 pesetas — including Mayor of Felanitx & Miguel of Bar Ritz, & one from Bar Formentor & one from Café Born. Head of tobacco company released on bail of 25,000 then arrested: bail demanded was then 200,000. (Also stern round up of passportless foreigners.) Heavy prison sentences.

Editorial Notes

1Mallorquin for green beans. KG

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction of BG tss
    • Character: schooled
    • Ink: red

Places Mentioned

  • Felanitx

    Felanitx, Majorca, Sp
    Large town on south east part of island. WG
  • Bar Formentor

    Palma [?], Majorca, Sp
    One of the up-market bars. WG

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Isabella

    Isabel
    Live-in maid from Murcia. Her mother (Carmen) then came over with Josefa who also came to work later. WG
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • 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.
  • Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, d.1995, who later changed his name to Kenneth Gay, was Robert Graves' and Laura Riding's personal secretary during the period when the diary was written. He later annotated another printout of the diary produced from the B.A. Graves transcript, which is at the Graves Trust Archives in St. John's Oxford. Notes by Karl Goldschmidt are denoted as KG.

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