Thursday Ap 25

Rearranged press-room as sitting room and put chest in Can Torrent. Brought typewriter from Carl's.
Wrote part of next Focus contribution.
Cable from H.S. [Harrison Smith] agreeing to film-version terms.
Spent whole day rearranging Canellun & Can Torrent. Fetched[RG] Catalina & Magdalena Martina for whitewashing at Can Torrent.
In evening began introduction to film version of Claudius 1
Apollonius of Tyanas and ×××× came.[RG] 2
Hair cut.
Cura's case settled by Gelat going to Bishop and Vicar-General & using other influences. Bishop angry with Cura. Gerardo rude to Cura.

Editorial Notes

1In subsequent diary entries, RG typically refers to the Claudius Film Version , or C.F.V. eds
2books? Apollonius of Tyanas: a mythical hero during the Roman Empire whose miraculous exploits were celebrated by the writer Philostratus. Propulus: a free Latinization of Greek propolos meaning a servant, perhaps a civil servant, or the servant of a god (clergyman?). eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Canellun

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Laura Riding and Robert Graves' house. Also Canellun (private) road. WG, KG
  • Can Torrent

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

    Jordi, Don
    Don Jordi, the Priest. WG
  • Catalina

    Domestic help. Called in for white-washing, etc. WG
  • Magdalena Martina.

    Martina, Magdalena
    One of the women called on to whitewash. WG
  • Gerardo

    Tomás, Gerardo
    Palma judge married to Déya person. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

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


    • Title: Focus I, II, III, IV [newsletter]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • 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