Sat. Nov 21

Surprising £143 from Germany.
To Bank to fix up sending £100 in L's name to Short's bank at 216 Church Road Hove, & for them to inform him of the transfer via Consul Barcelona, via Foreign Office. This effected. Visited John, much better. Rang up Foreign Office, W. Pollock, who will let Short know by telegram. Bought Honor copper coal-scuttle, 17/6; & tartan egg-boiler 2/6.
Norman & Betty to lunch, then Laura & Norman did Rimbaud 1 together2.
Boil still troublesome, but feeling very well in myself.
Franco refuses neutral zone at Barcelona. Cheers for Russia in Madame T's news[RG] cinema when help for Spain proposed.
To Josef's in Gk street with Laura Norman, Karl. L & N to see John. Karl & I to news film (Great Gable film etc)

Editorial Notes

1translations eds
2Norman Cameron later published two translated volumes of Rimbaud's poetry eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Barcelona

    Catalunya, Spain
    Located on the Mediterranean coast. eds.
  • Josef

    Westminster, London, England
    restaurant on Greek St. eds
  • Greek Street

    Westminster, London, England

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Aldridge

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

    Franco, General
    Spanish General; led the Nationalist forces against the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War; Spanish Head of State from 1939-1969.
  • Short

    Short
    Shipping agent and operator of a lending library in Palma. K.G.
  • Bill Pollock

    Pollock, Bill
    associated with the Foreign Office in London eds.
  • 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.
  • Rimbaud

    Rimbaud, Arthur
    French poet (1854-1891) whose work Norman Cameron translated with LR eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Madame Tussaud's

    novelty exhibition in London eds.