San Pepe 1Thursday March 19

Catalina went to Palma to look for a fellow-criada 2. (Maria Murciana & Antonia)
V. Richards wrote enclosing section of his Lawrence book; about S.A.3
Said that A.W.L. knew who S.A. was & would reveal in (September) Symposium. I answered that A. told me years ago that it was Sharif Achmed: but that I didn't agree.
Also wrote to L.H.
Read Ch [chapter] 6(?) of Honor's novel4 & liked it.
Gelat came outlined his local political scheme: for work, & pressure on council, water, road etc.
Earrings came from Palma: L wore them & mandarin coat to Mac Cormacks, where talked about marriage. All there agreed: 'a bad marriage is better than none.'
15 pp [pages] of Ant (Ch [chapter] 10).

Editorial Notes

1José K.G.
2maid K.G.
3mysterious dedicatée of introd. [introduction] to Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E.L. K.G.
4 The Heathen . eds

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Catalina
    Cook from Palma employed by RG and LR; worked with Margarita, the chambermaid. W.G., eds.
  • Vyvyan

    Richards, Vyvyan
    Old friend of T.E. Lawrence who owned a private press and helped RG and LR set up their own in Hammersmith (RPG pp.62-3) eds.
  • Arnie

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

    Murciana, Maria
    Member of a Murcian immigrant family [check]. WG

Bibliography

    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The: A Triumph [Unabridged Oxford ed. 1922] [Subscriber's Edition 1926]
    • Author: Lawrence. T.E.
    • Date: 1922
    • Title: The Heathen
    • Author: Wyatt, Honor
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Date: 1937