Saturday May 11

Bright weather; boira descended again at 11. Miguel the younger1 came to saw[RG] bore hole in beam for Mesquida second lamp.
C.F.V. a little, and ×××× [crossed out] playing general post again with new pictures and ornaments until they were quite right.
Proof correcting Progress of Stories.
To sea with Solomon: dislodged big log from under stones with a stake: put it to be brought up.
Letter from A.B. [Arthur Barker] about giving Curtis Brown handling of money in Germany at 5% discount. Gelat brought me Hispano-Americano2 cheque book.
Cut out pictures and pasted all evening.
Schwarz3 gave Laura glass giraffe.
Excellent strawberries from garden.

Editorial Notes

1one of four village carpenters. WG
2bank. KG
3RG's spelling of "Schwarz" varies, but he most frequently includes a "t," which is transcribed when it occurs in his original text. eds

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Mesquida

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    The dining room in Canellun was called the Mesquida after a painting hanging in it. WG

People Mentioned

  • 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.)
  • 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
  • Curtis Brown

    Brown, Curtis
    One of RG's literary agents. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Arthur Barker Ltd.

    Barker, Arthur
    The English publisher of I, Claudius and Claudius the God. WG


    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: Progress of Stories
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1935

Elements Mentioned

  • boira

    Mist. WG