Sunday Sept 22

W. [Wild] goose chase with Karl for Alice's kittens. She tricked us. Heavy weather.
Began Chapter XXXI. Specimen came back of O.S.S. [Old Soldier Sahib] from H.S.th [Harrison Smith] Gordon: a hopeless letter. Sea.
A poem, in two drafts, called A Note on the Natural Affections.1
Letter for H.S. [Harrison Smith] sending agreements signed: forwarded these to Richards with instructions.
Barceló's son-in-law came: he promises up alfalfa & lent us catalogues. We gave him some tulip bulbs.
To Fábrica with Laura where found dance in progress. Bernado's wife had been told by Paco 2 that Isabel and Josefa were going back[RG]with him to Murcia on Friday.
The valance up on stage & radio on shelf.3

Editorial Notes

1Not traced. Apparently not published. DW
2her son. KG
3in the Sala. 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
  • Fábrica

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Home of Juan (Gelat) and his wife, the Madora. K.G. The ground floor was a nave extended over the equivalent of two more lots. This originally was a factory with an oil press, a flour mill and a soap making machine all run by a steam engine. Gelat replaced steam by fuel-oil and installed an electricity generator. When he put in the turbine at Ca'n Madó he removed the machinery and built a Café in its place (the Sala Concordia). WG
  • Murcia

    Murcia, Murcia, Spain
    City in south-eastern Spain, capital of the Region of Murcia eds.

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.
  • 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
  • Isabella

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

    Barceló, General
    Spent summers at Son Bauzá. WG
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Bernardo

    Colom, Bernardo
    Ex Cuban, previous owner of 'Son Canals', and former owner of 'Luna land' (on the other side of the road) cf. Married to a Cuban lady. Sons: Marcos (married to Gelat's daughter Magdalena) and Pancho. KG & WG
  • Paco

    Son of the Murcians Antonio and Carmen. Worked as a mason. WG
  • Josepha

    Josefa
    Maid from mainland. In the text R.G. spells it the English way: Josepha. W.G. She is a daughter of the Murcians Antonio and Carmen; sister of Isabel. eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

    R.G.'s American publisher for I, Claudius and Claudius the God. eds.

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