Nov 19 Tuesday.

Did first few pp [pages] of T.E. 1 Also all but last three pp [pages] of Lars Porsena typescript.
Joän Junyer came. Price for hobby horses2 750pts. & for Montuiri devils3 which also we bought 400 pes [pesetas] (he asked 500 & 300 4).
Laura finally finally finished poem & wrote 8 line Wishing poem in bed in morning.
Silly letter from Christine5 & dishonest one from Richard6, asking to hold up book & enlarge it. Laura wired: commercially impossible postpone publication objections unfounded dont worry love writing. & then wrote — which wasted her afternoon & James's: who also wrote to Honor.
Present of 4 thrush from Juan Vives. Proceso 7 position still unclear.
Strong wind.

Editorial Notes

2painting. KG
3devil-dancer painting. KG
4the asking price was 800 pesetas (pts.), not 300, according to KG. eds
6KG says this is Frank Richards? eds
7Court case. KG

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Juan

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

    Junyer, Joän
    Nephew of Sebastian Junyer. Also a good painter. W.G.; Deaf-mute Catalan painter, ex-pupil of Picasso's, who lived in his uncle's house in Lluch Alcari [Llucalcari]. K.G.; introduced Ward and Dorothy Hutchinson to RG & LR in 1935 eds.


    • 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
    • Title: Wishing [poem]
    • Author: Riding, Laura