Nov 8th Friday

Laura doing letters for Karl.1
Picture postcards arrived2, with me bathing, Solomon3 & Sebastian on shore in two of them.
Richards 4 again. Chapter 18: later Chapter 19 ×××× [crossed out] to 12.30 in the morning.
Pepe building cement5 bridge up[RG] across torrent.
Laura, J [James] & I did short blurbs for Seizin Press.
J [James] & I hung up Wonders of World at Posada in entrada 6.

Editorial Notes

1they were working on letters together, according to KG. eds
2from Itinerant Photographer. KG
3RG's dog. eds
5concrete. KG
6entrance hall. WG

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Torrent

    Deyá, Mallorca, Spain
    river that cuts through the valley below Graves' house, Canelluñ eds.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Sebastian

    Sebastian
    Gardener getting on for 80. KG
  • Pepe

    Salas, José
    Master builder. Built Canellun. Pepe is a diminutive of José. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Seizin Press

    Founded when Robert Graves and Laura Riding began their partnership in London. R.G. and L.R. continued to operate their own press in Deyá, but stopped printing in 1935. Seizin Press published a number of literary works in conjunction with Constable in London, including the Epilogue series, and other works by Laura Riding and their literary associates. eds

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