May 6th, Thursday

Finished draft of Chapter III Ghost . Laura at letters; & poems .
Moth found in one of[RG] Laura's dresses so had to clear her whole cupboard out & hang clothes on balcony outside my room.
Walk behind station in a wooded valley: many wildflowers – ragged-robin, Star of Bethlehem, & a sort of dry[RG] grassy blue-bell.
Schwarz & Str returned. Presents: for Karl a leather box, for Laura a lace-collar, for me a leather[RG] vellum bound (1629) letters of some Cardinal & a Byzantine (12th Cent. [Century]) rounded coin with kings and a female saint: to be made into a brooch.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. 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.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd
    • Idno: A35
    • Date: 1938