March 1 Monday

Snow on mountains.
Letter from Short, via British warship & London, saying that Gelat was locked up a week before i.e. [id est] Feb [February] 12 & that young Juan said that it was the Dr.'s doing, but that he had been assured that 'nothing serious' would come of it.
( Daily Telegraph says that the Insurgent offensive at Madrid has failed again, the troops being back where they were a fortnight ago.)
Bad headache all day, finally cured by a walk to Lugano with Karl & Nickel. Nickel & Schw. had come to coffee. Schw did not take the Gelat news at all personally.
Miss Wright not coming; says that the Claudius script is 'not ready' according to Korda, though shooting started a fortnight ago!
Answer to Int.Letter from Eddie Marsh.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • London

    England
  • Madrid

    Madrid, New Castile, Spain
    Capital city of Spain eds.
  • Lugano

    Lugano, Switzerland
    near the Italian border, where RG and LR spent part of 1937 eds.

People Mentioned

  • Short

    Short
    Shipping agent and operator of a lending library in Palma. K.G.
  • 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.)
  • Juan

    Mas, Juan Marroig
    Usually refers to Gelat's son, sometimes to Gelat himself. WG
  • Médico

    Vives, Antonio Dr.
    The village doctor (Deyá). At odds with Gelat (water rights controversy). His brother, Juan Vives, was Gelat's son-in-law. WG
  • 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.
  • Nickel

    Schwarz, Nickel
    Son of Georg Schwarz.
  • 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
  • Miss Wright

    Wright, Miss
    Alexander Korda's secretary eds.
  • Korda

    Korda, Alexander
    Director of the film version of I Claudius.
  • Edward Marsh

    Marsh, Edward
    Influential civil servant and friend of R.G.'s and many others from WW I, also Georgian poets and artists. W.G. & C.P.

Bibliography

    • Title: Daily Telegraph
    • PubPlace: London
    • Date: 1856-1936
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Editor: Riding, Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Year of Damage [novel]
    • Author: Hodge, Alan
    • Date: 1936-12
    • Title: Claudius [the film: based on I, Claudius, directed by Alexander Korda, starring Charles Laughton. It was never completed.]
    • Title: Letter on International Affairs
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Chatto & Windus
    • Publisher: London
    • BiblScope: 15-19
    • Idno: A36
    • Date: 1938