Thursday, Sept 12 (Name of Maria)1

Finished A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times] Chapter XXV.
Went over typing of Old Soldier Sahib .
Laura read me scene in Helen's chamber from Troy .
Old Soldier Sahib in afternoon (marking out chapters)[RG] and letter to A.G. [Amy Graves] (also one written by Laura) in answer to disrespectful one of hers about difficulties. Wrote to Richards.
Walk past Lluchalcari.
Windy: slight rain.
It came on to rain violently when we were in the village: where we sat in the Sala talking to the General's2 son-in-law who promised to advise us on the garden.
Letter to Mrs Ashby about spiritism.
Watch back ×××× [crossed out] mended.

Editorial Notes

1Maria's Name Day? eds

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
  • Llucalcari

    Llucalcari, Majorca, Sp
    Hamlet with hotel some three kilometres from Deyá on the way to Soller. WG. RG spells it "Lluchalcari" in the Diary.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding,Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • 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
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG
  • General Barceló

    Barceló, General
    Spent summers at Son Bauzá. WG
  • Ashby, Mrs

    Ashby, Mrs
    Correspondent? Was a visitor to Deyá, but not a close friend. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

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
    • 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: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937