Ap 7 Sunday

Wrote to Middleditch asking to arrange H.S. [Harrison Smith] money to be sent direct here: also asking for English money to be sent to Chiswick bank: also discussing terms for book of Claudius film.1
Solomon learning to keep to the path.
Went to Gelat's: he discussed possibilities of electrical power sold to Valldemossa: 8 or 9 thousand pts a year immediately on a 50,000 outlay, because the V. [Valldemosa] power-station is dependant on a machine, always breaking down, which cost 1400 pts a month in fuel alone.
Str. [Strenge] & Sch. [Schwarz] to tea and then to village and then back: swapping stories.
At the café Sch. [Schwarz] wanted to pay. We said "Todo esta pagado"2. Sch. [Schwarz] said ironically "Ah if only some national conference would say that to Germany." Laura said "Hitler would only[RG] say that the German nation was insulted."
Laura and I decided to publish Epilogue ourselves with Heffer as distributor: also perhaps J.R. [James Reeves]'s poems and Tom3's novel4.
Seeds coming up

Editorial Notes

1the Claudius Film Version, later titled The Fool of Rome, was never published. See RPG 224, 232-33. eds
2"All is paid". WG
3Tom Matthews. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Chiswick Street

    London, England
    location of RG's bank eds.
  • Valldemossa

    Valldemossa, Majorca, Sp
    Village on the way to Palma. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Strenge

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

    Middleditch, Miss
    Editor with Arthur Barker Ltd. WG
  • 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.)
  • Hitler

    Hitler, Adolf
  • Heffer

    Antiquuarian bookseller and engravings seller in Cambridge C.P. & WG
  • James

    Reeves, James
    Schoolmaster, writer and Poet. Friend of Jacob Bronowski. W.G./ K.G.; m. to Mary Phillips; daughter Stella born June 14, 1938 eds.
  • Tom

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

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


    • Title: Epilogue I: A Critical Summary
    • Editor: Riding. Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B22
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: I, Claudius [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Arthur Barker
    • Idno: A42
    • Date: 1934
    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: Moon's No Fool, The
    • Author: Matthews, Tom
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1936-02-13