May 1 Wednesday

Rose 6.30. Letter to Gordon asking him to bring Gamage boat, cheque to Gamage for boat. Letter to Dr Brown Philadelphia about Claudius , Xenophon, homeopathy. Cable to List Verlag agreeing provided they apply for permission to send money & give me proof of having sent it. To Barker informing of cable.
C.F.V. all morning.
Afternoon walk to Moorish Castle via C'an Quet [sic: Ca'n Cat] and back by Son Ripoll: investigated caves there. Strenge & Carl coolness over.
In evening came Ferres & Kurtz, & he talked communism, hard, against Laura. Blamed England's wavering policy. Battered away – I was very sleepy & mixed my drinks, felt sick, had to go to bed.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Gamage

    London, England
    London department store. KG Large toy shop. WG
  • Ca'n Quet

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Farm house on outskirts of village by Ca'n Madó. WG
  • Son Ripoll

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Farm above Deyá WG

People Mentioned

  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Strenge

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

    Frau, Freulein? With Kurtz. WG
  • Kurtz

    German with communist ideals. WG
  • Laura

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

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: 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