Oct 6 Sunday.

Transcopied & corrected O.S.S. [Old Soldier Sahib]
Statement from Barker (£6 underestimated).
Magdalena sad, so Laura glad to let her go. I cooked Sunday round of beef. (Sabater sent proofs — 1 sheet short & a glaring new misprint.
Ana & Juan & Juanita came: Gelat advised neutrality during their stay.1 Brought Laura a mackintosh.
Went to see Francisquito's mother, promised Fr. [Francisquito] a present tomorrow.
Karl's razor2 apparently stolen in the posts.

Editorial Notes

1Ana/Anita, Gelat's daughter from Rennes, was married to the Médico's brother — hence the warning. KG
2Rolls razor. KG

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding,Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • 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.
  • Magdalena

    Magdalena
    Maid from Valldemossa hired by RG and LR in September 1935.
  • 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.)
  • Sabater

    Sabater
    Printer in Palma who did work for R.G. & L.R. eds.
  • Anita

    Ana, Anita
    Marroig. Gelat's daughter, married to Juan Vives the Doctor's brother. Live in Rennes, France. WG
  • Juan

    Vives, Juan
    The Doctor's brother. Married to Gelat's daughter. Lived in Rennes, France. WG
  • Juanita

    Vives, Juanita
    Juan and Anita Ana's daughter WG
  • Franciscito

    Vives, Franciscito
    Gelat's grandson W.G. Son of Anita, Gelat's daughter in Rennes. KG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Arthur Barker Ltd.

    Barker, Arthur
    The English publisher of I, Claudius and Claudius the God. WG

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