Dec 1st Sunday

Had drunk too much: felt rotten all day.
Worked on T.E. finished L & A part.
Gelat has planted 70 fruit trees at Can Mado.
Pepe[RG] Rowed Pepe for neglecting work. Will start in tomorrow. Ran again. Too much: had to sleep it off.
Focus in preparation. Laura wrote characters of focals1, but tore it up. She has been up to 3 or 4 o'clock every night. Then wrote another. Up to 3.45 a.m.
After supper we discussed Karl's humorous novel.

Editorial Notes

1 Focals, according to KG; might refer to contributions (or contributors) to Focus ? eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Ca'n Madó

    Majorca, Sp
    Old flour mill, on the road to Palma, converted into a hydro-electric plant by Gelat. Laura bought him a generator. Part of the orchard was bought by LR & RG. WG

People Mentioned

  • 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.)
  • Pepe

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

Bibliography

    • 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: Lawrence and the Arabs
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Jonathon Cape
    • Idno: A26
    • Date: 1927
    • Title: Focus I, II, III, IV [newsletter]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1935