June 27 Sunday

Laura came at lunch time (I am practically on full diet) & we discussed the Alan-Beryl position. ([RG] Apparently Beryl was rather rude to Laura last night: and Alan spoke coolly about her to me yesterday.
Karl came in evening. Leman & Krasniks (via StrengeEmerich) are back at Deyá.
Finished Cook's Voyages1 & Beckford2.

Editorial Notes

1 Voyages of Discovery[? eds.] by Captain James Cook
2 Beckford by Guy Chapman. New York: C.Scribner's sons, 1937. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Deyá

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Town located on the northwest coast of Majorca, on the hillside between the Teix Mountains and the sea: this was RG's home with Laura Riding from 1929 to 1936. He returned there with his family after WW II. Eds.

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Laura

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

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Beryl

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds
  • Leman

    Leman
    German painter who lived in Deyá , & eventually died there, aged 102 K.G.
  • Krasnik

    Krassnigg
    Austrian Deyá resident. W.G. Austrian painter: his wife's name was Pauline. K.G.
  • Frau Emmerich; "Jämmerlich"

    Emmerich, Frau
    German painter, from Magdeburg, resident in Deyá. Invariably referred to with the prefix "Frau". K.G./ WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.