Friday June 11 .

Alix to Paris, Harry to Cambridge. Visit from Mrs Mockler: strange tales of Bish & her hold on Maisie.[RG]
Saw Watt again after lunch. ×××× [indecipherable]
Then Malcolm Johnson of Doubleday: settled the Lawrence typographical difficulty: mentioned Dictionary to him.
Met George Buchanan again – sherry at his flat – & then supper with Honor & Gordon at Barcelona. (Advertising experiences).
We are writing another letter to D.T.
Letter from ShortG. in Castle because of road1Dr & Priest denounced him also & got camion 2 seized. Advises against coming there.
* Renewed rebel attack on Bilbao.[RG]

Editorial Notes

2bus KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Paris

    France
  • Cambridge [University]

    Cambridge, England
    University attended by RG's son David. eds.
  • Barcelona

    London, England
    Spanish restaurant frequented by RG and friends eds.
  • Castille de Bellver

    Palma, Majorca, Spain
    "Bellver Castle" a 14th-century structure overlooking Palma eds.
  • Canellun

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Laura Riding and Robert Graves' house. Also Canellun (private) road. WG, KG
  • Bilbao

    Bilbao, Basque Province, Spain

People Mentioned

  • Harry Kemp

    Kemp, Harry
    Poet. Met Graves and Riding through James Reeves in August 1936, just after their arrival in England. In their previous correspondence, Riding had been intrigued by his falling-out with Communism. He became associated with their circle, collaborating on various projects. (RPG 248-49)
  • Alix Kemp

    Kemp, Alix
    Married to poet Harry Kemp. The couple shared a house with Graves and Riding in Ewhurst, Surrey (1937). eds (RPG 277); also referred to as Frau Eierman by RG eds. see Diary August 30, 1936
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Mrs. Mokler or Mockler

    Mokler, Mrs.
    sometime housekeeper for RG and LR eds.
  • Mrs. Bish

    Bish, Mrs.
  • Watt, A.S.
    Owner and director of A.S. Watt & Son, Ltd., RG's literary agent.
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • 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.)
  • 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
  • Cura

    Jordi, Don
    Don Jordi, the Priest. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.

    Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
    U.S. Publishers

Bibliography

    • Title: T.E. Lawrence to His Biographer
    • Author: Lawrence, T.E.
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.
    • Idno: A49
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: [Letter about ways of providing patronage for poets]
    • Title: Daily Telegraph
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • BiblScope: 16
    • Idno: C292.3
    • Date: 1937-06-15
    • Title: Daily Telegraph
    • PubPlace: London
    • Date: 1856-1936