Ap 11th Thursday

Took dictation of L [Laura]'s letter to James Reeves: outlining our publishing scheme for Epilogue, Tom's book, his poems, Laura's, mine etc. Took to Karl to type. Karl typed letter to List1 asking him to order a Klepper-boat & accessories and charge to my a/c. Gelat suggested building a boat-house also useful as bathing house.
Walnuts in leaf.
Black-painted iron-wire supports on Ca'n Barceló wall and Can Torrent [RG] gate. Laura & I planned benches at Can Torrent.
Sirocco started again.
Bathed: did not take Salamo in as he had a bath yesterday.
Letters from Arthur Barker, A.G., Guy Thomson a cousin, Margaret Russell and Australian broadcasting people.
Focus back, corrected. We went over it and found more errors, but not bad. Carl took it to Juan2, who will take it in tomorrow.
A.B. [Arthur Barker] thinks it possible to get money via Curtis Brown, so will not order Klepper boat until that is settled.
Carl suggested living in Can Torrent `while unoccupied.

Editorial Notes

1Verlag. KG
2i.e. Gelat. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Ca'n Barceló

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    The house between Can Torrent and Can Caballo (Schwarz's house), on the Deyá side. WG
  • Can Torrent

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House next to Canellun also belonging to LR & RG. Built by Norman Cameron. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • 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.)
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. 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
  • A.B.


    Barker, Arthur
    Owner and director of Arthur Barker Ltd., the English publisher of I, Claudius and Claudius the God. Arthurby was L.R.'s nickname for him.
  • Guy Thomson

    Thomson, Guy
    Graves' cousin. R.G. received a letter from him on Apr. 11, 1935. (Diary)
  • Margaret

    Russell, Margaret
    House-keeper L.R. & R.G. had had in London. WG
  • Curtis Brown

    Brown, Curtis
    One of RG's literary agents. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • List Verlag

    List Verlag
    German publishers of I Claudius. Diary & K.G.
  • Arthur Barker Ltd.

    Barker, Arthur
    The English publisher of I, Claudius and Claudius the God. 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

Elements Mentioned

  • Sirocco

    South easterly wind. Used generically for all southerly winds which eddy on the leeward side of the Teix mountains above Deya. WG