Wednesday. Nov 4

Working again at ' The Jealous Man '
John and Lucie came.
Honor also. Bad news from Madrid.
Went to Watt with T.E.letters which Laura & I had gone over for possibles. Arranged for him to sell them, not giving right to reprint.
Lunch at Prada [RG]Lots of friends about ×××× [indecipherable] Sherry party at Tom & Julie's. Heard from Schw & Anita that only way to get letters to Mallorca is via Italy.[RG] Present: L, Karl, Tom, Julie, Honor, Norman, Len, Jane, John, Lucie, James, Gordon, Joyce, Sally, Jenny, Kyllmann, Bridget, Jeffrey Mark s 1, his sister, three friends of Tom's, myself.
(Lucie in lift with Honor & me told us that 2 people had been killed in it at different times. Morbid. It happened up the street at Glaxo works, a rope lift.)
Then upstairs at Prada, soup, celery, haddock each paying our shot – L, Karl, Tom, Julie, Honor, Gordon, Len, Jane, John, Lucie, Sally, Kyllmann, Bridget, Jeffrey Marks' sister, Norman.(Sally, O.K., Lucie, Maisie talking international politics)

Editorial Notes

1"Marks" KG. J.H.P.? wrote on Spanish dancers KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Madrid

    Madrid, New Castile, Spain
    Capital city of Spain eds.
  • Prada's

    Euston Rd., London, England
    a favorite haunt of the Graves' RPG
  • Majorca/ Mallorca

    Majorca, Sp
    Largest of the Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of Spain. R.G. and L.R. lived there, in Deyá, from 1929-1936. eds

People Mentioned

  • Kyllmann

    Kyllmann, O.K.
    of Constable's RG; also referred to as O.K. eds
  • Norman Cameron

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • 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.
  • Len

    Lye, Len
    New Zealand painter, sculptor, and filmmaker whom LR & RG had met in London. He helped with the Seizin Press publications. WG; married to Jane Lye, son Bix. eds.
  • Jane

    Lye, Jane
    Married to New Zealand artist/ film-maker Len Lye; son Bix Lye. Friends with R.G. and L.R. Visited Graves and Riding in Majorca (1930), where Jane provided secretarial assistance. eds (RPG 138).
  • Maisie

    Sommerville, Maisie
    Head of BBC Education broadcasting department. Friend of R.G. and L.R. Arranged accomodation for them when they returned to London as exiles. W.G., eds.
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Julie

    Matthews, Julie
    Tom Matthews' wife. WG
  • Tom

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG
  • Joyce Reeves

    Reeves, Joyce
    Sister of James Reeves. AMG 287.
  • 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
  • Aldridge

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 eds.
  • Lucie

    Brown, Lucie
    Married artist John Aldridge. eds.
  • 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).
  • Watt, A.S.
    Owner and director of A.S. Watt & Son, Ltd., RG's literary agent.
  • 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
  • Anita

    Ana, Anita
    Marroig. Gelat's daughter, married to Juan Vives the Doctor's brother. Live in Rennes, France. WG
  • James

    Reeves, James
    Schoolmaster, writer and Poet. Friend of Jacob Bronowski. W.G./ K.G.; m. to Mary Phillips; daughter Stella born June 14, 1938 eds.
  • Sally

    Graves, Sally
    R.G.'s niece. Daughter of his half-brother Philip. KG
  • Bridget

    Bridget
    London milliner, with Aage Tharup's KG
  • Jeffrey Mark

    Mark, Jeffrey
    friend of Thomas Matthews, and unpublished contributor to Critical Vulgate Friedmann 197
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Glaxo Laboratories

    Pharmaceutical manufacturer in Greenford, West London eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: A Jealous Man [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell & Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1936-11-01