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

    Riding, 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