Dec 23 Monday.

Handerchiefs from Margarite also from Margaret (+ braces). Letter from Pujol incorrectly worded: had to tick him off.
From L.H. [Liddell Hart] saying that Cape was adamant, but would make ex gratia payment to cover Watt & pay subscribed royalties & also after 3 months. Inclined to accept.
Miguel senior fixed spindles on fireplace, sawed kneespace for Laura under table, removed main-door netting-doors. Rosa made a brown dress which Laura has to give away because of ill-fit. Jobs round house all day.
Sent L.H. T.E.-association letters and telegram saying "accept, grateful your concurrence."
Hand kerchiefs from M. Westgate[RG]
Masons putting up porchada 1 over the picas 2.

Editorial Notes

1roof. KG
2troughs for washing clothes. KG

Hands Referenced

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

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
  • Rosa

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

    Russell, Margaret
    House-keeper L.R. & R.G. had had in London. WG
  • Miguel

    Miguel
    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • A.S. Watt & Son, Ltd.

    Watt, A.S.
    RG's literary agent: first mentioned in November, 1935; team includes: Alexander Strahan Watt, and W.P. Watt et al, who may have handled different aspects of Graves' extensive European publishing and distribution. The firm replaced Eric Pinker. K.G. When did Pinker go, and why? KG
  • Jonathan Cape Ltd.

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