Oct 5 Saturday.

Went over A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times] Chapter XXXII to end; Karl having typed so far now. Wrote declining to send handwriting specimen to Sunday Times Book Exh. [Exhibition] Laura in last stages of her Decline of Prophecy struggle.
Sebastian transplanted Sweet Williams. Rosa brought my pink silk shirt. Hair cut. Tried on hand-made coat with Rosa.
Went over some pp [pages] of Richards.1 Posada well done, except for a small 10-minute job which Matias will do tomorrow. At Fábrica heard Medora's dos alegrias 2: her daughter comes tomorrow & Gelat has gained3 his case, with costs: but this is not official until Monday.
James Reeves book specimen came finally: appears all right after all.
Missing pp [pages] of OSS [Old Soldier Sahib] came from Morley.
Laura wrote to Constables about necessity of hurrying.

Editorial Notes

2double joys. KG
3from ganada: won. KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Posada, La

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House on the Puig next to Deyá church. Originally part of the Es Molí property. It had been rented by the church for Sunday school. RG and LR bought it in February, 1935, to use as a guest house for their visitors. WG, eds.

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
  • 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.
  • Frank

    Morley, Frank
    With Faber and Faber. Involved with Old Soldier Sahib. WG
  • 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.)
  • Sebastian

    Sebastian
    Gardener getting on for 80. KG
  • Rosa

    Rosa
    Dress maker. Also made cushions, seat covers, etc. WG
  • Matias [Matthias]

    A mason, one of Salas' men, working in the Posada. WG
  • Madora

    Marroig Más, Madora
    Gelat's wife. W.G. R.G. often spells her first name "Medora," and precedes it with "the." eds.
  • 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.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Fabrica

    Gelat's household including: his wife, the Madora, his daughter Magdalena, son Juan and daughter-in-law Anita. Other relations often present were Francisquito, his grandson, and Francesquita, Anita's little sister R.G., eds.
  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable
    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG

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: Times [newspaper]
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Times Newspapers
    • Title: Decline of Prophecy [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Company Limited
    • Idno: A35 [Wexler]
    • Date: 1938