Saturday March 2nd

Took cellar-cupboard window to Miguel to repair. His wife gave me a present of three old brown bowls, one striped with black, one flower design, one cock, for Laura. I mended one with hieso 1 and paint & gum.
Spent the morning writing letters to Chapin2, Colony3 & one W.L.Power (Men Need Armour)4about their books. Colony's5 had the phthisitic venereal taint of Keats gone Australian, and occasional glints of a poetic conscience hastily smothered. Waste of time acknowledging books that one doesn't like & hasn't asked for. I wrote five letters to Colony before I finally got one short and casual enough to ×××× [incomplete]
Laura in bed, almost all day.
Letter from Harrison Smith to say that $4800 are available. From Sergeant Billy Townsend asking for a book. From my mother in answer to letter of 22nd. Wrote to her in general terms.
Wrote to H.S. to send us letter of credit to Hispano-Americano6 at Palma.

Editorial Notes

1like plaster KG
2Henry Chapin. See March 1st entry. eds
3Horatio Colony. See March 1st entry. eds.
4 Men Need Armour by W.L. Power. Sydney: Macquarie Head Press, 1934. eds
5Horatio Colony. See above. eds
6Spanish American bank. KG/eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG
  • Sgt. Billy Townsend

    Townsend, Billy
    An associate of R.G. from WWI, in the Royal Welch Fusiliers. CP

Organizations Mentioned

  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

    R.G.'s American publisher for I, Claudius and Claudius the God. eds.