Tuesday[RG] Wednesday May 8th

C.F.V. then working with Laura & Karl rearranging the books & papers in the press-room: Miguel had brought the inking table. Also putting up paddle from mill of Can Mado [sic: Can Medo], beasts (framed by Miguel) in John's1 room, birds at Can Torrent.2 Laura & I designed round table from Can Torrent.
All afternoon rearranging library. To Can Medo where pipes were laid, finished today.
Louis Golding came & talked books; his own, also mine. L. [Laura Riding] & I rather severe but he didn't behave badly. "A hardened novelist."
Began pasting pictures on press-room composition-frame cover.
To Gelat late with Laura & Karl. Gelat will look out for a motor-bicycle for Karl.
×××× [crossed out] Note from Korda that he will get in touch with Richmond when film gets started.

Editorial Notes

1? KG
2"beasts" and "birds" are prints. KG/eds

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Can Torrent

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

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.
  • Laura

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

    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG
  • Aldridge

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 eds.
  • Louis Golding

    Golding, Louis
  • Korda

    Korda, Alexander
    Director of the film version of I Claudius.
  • Ian

    Richmond, Dr. Ian
    Professor of Archaeology who advised A. Korda on historical authenticity for the making of I, Claudius RPG p. 255-6


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