Tuesday, Ap 30

C.F.V. all morning.
Gave Karl 12 pp to type. Wrote two more.
With S. [Salamo] and Gelat to Ca'n Madó [sic: Ca'n Medo]. Watched (16) men at work. Gelat says that at Lluchmayor he found high-tension turbine alternadoras [RG]1 transformers for Valldemossa scheme and other electrical equipment which he can buy very cheap.
Schwarz says that List Verlag is foxing: can get money paid. Telegram from List asking consent for sale of 6000 copies to a book-club; the money due to me being ½ 1200 marks2 or about £×××× [crossed out] 50.
Letter from Honor that she & Gordon will come with Mary Philips on 16th.
L [Laura] Karl & I went to village to ask Gelat if the Cura could get out sooner: he will ask the proprietario3 about this. If impossible, the Viña Vieja for a time.
Recuyell4 of Histories of Troy came.
Gelat has oak-trunk at Son Rullan in a deposito5 to make round oak table.
Earthquake identified as one in Azores.

Editorial Notes

1alternating current? KG
2½ of 1200 marks, or ½: 1200 marks? eds.
3owner. KG
4Fr.recueil: selection, anthology, compendium [?] eds
5cistern. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Valldemossa

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

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Name of group of houses behind the Fábrica, of which Can Gelat was one. When the Glovers were staying in the house they were called the "Viñas". WG
  • Ca'n Madó

    Majorca, Sp
    Old flour mill, on the road to Palma, converted into a hydro-electric plant by Gelat. Laura bought him a generator. Part of the orchard was bought by LR & RG. WG
  • Lluchmayor

    Lluchmayor, Majorca, Sp
    Town on the other side of the island. WG
  • Son Rullan

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Farm which Gelat once looked after. 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Mary

    Phillips, Mary
    Visitor. Typed most of I, Claudius. Later married James Reeves. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • List Verlag

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


    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert