Nov 18, Monday

To Liddell Hart about T.E. book1 a long letter. Also J. Cape. Also printers about Thomas Matthews. Read Laura's letter. Sorted T.E. stuff2 ready to start.
In afternoon walk with James over stepping stones — Son Bauza, back by Clot.
Went over Karl's typescript of 8000 words of Lars Porsena .
Laura, another session with her poem: & went over James's. Curious dream encounter with stranger.
Margarita returned

Editorial Notes

1 T.E. Lawrence to His Biographer was a collection of T.E. Lawrence's letters to RG, which RG edited, with a critical commentary. Published in conjunction with Liddell Hart's collection, which carried the same title. eds
2letters etc. for the book eds

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • the Clot

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Refers to the valley where the lower part of the village was located. W.G., eds.
  • Son Bauza

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    A large farm complex on the opposite side of the valley from Canellun. WG

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.
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG
  • Liddell Hart

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • Margarita

    Chambermaid from Palma. Worked with Catalina the Cook. WG
  • Tom

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Jonathan Cape Ltd.

    Jonathan Cape
    London publisher of Lawrence and the Arabs, Good-Bye to All That, No Decency Left, etc. eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Lars Porsena or The Future of Swearing and Improper Language [2nd rev. edition]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Kegan Paul
    • Idno: A21c
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: T.E. Lawrence to His Biographer
    • Author: Lawrence, T.E.
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.
    • Idno: A49
    • Date: 1938