March 24th Sunday.

A very hot day the first for a long time now. Sat about in the sun on the woodpile and looked at the white, brown and peacock butterflies in the rosemary bush.
Further suggestions about Germany money: that Carl should go and spend it. Difficulties about getting things to Palma: almost everything is dutiable except jewellery, & that would be difficult to get out of Germany. Finally Gelat suggested that a Soller man should be made my representative & should buy me a car in Germany which could then be resold with about 2% loss. Also Carl might be called up. War-scare on island via France. Took Salamo1 to Lluchalcari. In afternoon locked up the house & went to bed: both tired. Wrote to Middleditch for statement authorizing List2 to pay me or my representative the money.

Editorial Notes

1RG's dog. eds
2List Verlag: German publishers of I,Claudius. KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Llucalcari

    Llucalcari, Majorca, Sp
    Hamlet with hotel some three kilometres from Deyá on the way to Soller. WG. RG spells it "Lluchalcari" in the Diary.
  • Palma

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

    Soller, Majorca, Sp
    Town of some 10,000 inhabitants ten kilometers from Deyá. WG

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.
  • 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.)
  • Miss Middleditch

    Middleditch, Miss
    Editor with Arthur Barker Ltd. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • List Verlag

    List Verlag
    German publishers of I Claudius. Diary & K.G.


    • Title: I, Claudius [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Arthur Barker
    • Idno: A42
    • Date: 1934