Feb 24 Monday

Hot sun, cold wind.
Checking A.F.G. with Laura all morning.
Permission given[RG] from Arnie to sell mss. Got this in order.
Harrison Smith gave sales particulars of Claudius – I had underestimated them.
Gelat came and we measured out dimensions of deposito 1 – 14 X 5 metres 4 metres deep.
To ×××× [indecipherable] MacCormacks for supper Oxtail s. Roast beef, Plum pudding[RG]. Mrs MacC. talking about how nice money was. I made 120 cigarettes. On return to Canellun L, K & I played 40 games of 662.
Finished Midway3.

Editorial Notes

1reservoir. KG
2card game. KG
3 Adventures of a Naval Officer, or the Life of Frank Midway by Frederick Marryat? KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Canellun

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Laura Riding and Robert Graves' house. Also Canellun (private) road. WG, KG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Lawrence, A.W. (Arnie)
    T.E. Lawrence's brother and executor. WG
  • McCormacks

    McCormack, Walter & Violet
    Tenants of Ca'n Torrent. Had two daughters: Jennifer, a dancer, & Betty. Continued their friendship with Robert and Laura in England. eds.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Margarita Modista

    Modista: Dress maker (in Deyá). W.G., eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

    R.G.'s American publisher for I, Claudius and Claudius the God. eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Almost Forgotten Germany [Almost Forgotten Times]
    • Author: Schwarz, Georg
    • Editor: Trans. Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A45
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: I, Claudius [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Arthur Barker
    • Idno: A42
    • Date: 1934