Dec 14 Saturday

Liddell Hart's typescript came: wrote to tell him how pleased I was. Read it part of day, & also went over typescript of the T.E. letters.1 Kegan Paul asked me to omit wounded soldier from Lars Porsena : did so. Sent off embroidered figleaves to Julie.
In the evening we visited Str. [Strenge] & Schw. [Schwarz] (Laura had not seen Str for a fortnight) & home to bed. Slept 12 hours.
Winston Churchill & W.B. Yeats both on island: different ends.
Men put framework of porch over front door: & worked on paths with stones from Posada & gravel from Can Mado.
Read Bunyan's friend Sister Beaumont (murderess?).
Rosa here: brought Laura's brocade jacket.

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

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
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Swartz

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Julie

    Matthews, Julie
    Tom Matthews' wife. WG
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • Churchill

    Churchill, Winston (Sir)
    On the island [of Majorca] December 1935. W.G. In 1936 R.G. had an interview with him in London , and expressed his concerns about the Spanish Civil War. (Diary: November 1936) eds.
  • Yeats

    Yeats, William Butler
    (1865-1939) Major Irish poet. eds. Was on the island of Majorca December 1935. WG
  • Rosa

    Rosa
    Dress maker. Also made cushions, seat covers, etc. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd.

    Publisher of R.G.'s Lars Porsena (1927) W.G. Also the 2nd revised edition, 1936. eds.

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: 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