Ap. 3 Wednesday.

Spent whole morning on long letter to Jenny telling her that did not want her to take sides but that I had a side & pointing out lesson she was repeating which was wholly false. Protested against Charles1, mentioned that I had spoken of her to Ka [Korda].
Letter to A.G [Amy Graves]. mentioning J. [Jenny ] and speaking of German difficulties. Rearranged documents.
It rained. Had headache all day, cleared up at 5: headache and weather. Cold again. Brasero [sic: Brassero] 2.
Wire from Constable3 in answer to L [Laura]'s sent off in Palma saying would help pay pub. [publication] of Epilogue if necessary: apparently they will publish if she helps.
Gelat in considerable pain with infection, & will be in bed for some days.
Sebastian's sister died today.
To Fábrica late to order Focus proofs for tomorrow. Gave new brasero [sic: brassero] -spoon & took old rickety one in exchange. At home repaired and polished up old one.

Editorial Notes

1Graves WG
2brasier heater. WG
3publishers. WG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

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

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Home of Juan (Gelat) and his wife, the Madora. K.G. The ground floor was a nave extended over the equivalent of two more lots. This originally was a factory with an oil press, a flour mill and a soap making machine all run by a steam engine. Gelat replaced steam by fuel-oil and installed an electricity generator. When he put in the turbine at Ca'n Madó he removed the machinery and built a Café in its place (the Sala Concordia). WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Charles

    Graves, Charles Patrick Ranke
    RG's brother with whom he did not get on. WG Estranged from RG in 1937 over Jenny Nicholson's crisis. See RPG p.281 CP
  • Korda

    Korda, Alexander
    Director of the film version of I Claudius.
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG
  • Sebastian

    Gardener getting on for 80. KG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG


    • Title: Focus I, II, III, IV [newsletter]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Epilogue I: A Critical Summary
    • Editor: Riding. Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B22
    • Date: 1935