Monday May 13

Proofs of Progress of Stories most of day. Have nearly finished picture pasting. Wire to E.M. [Eddie Marsh] about not coming to London1 and long letter. Laura wrote to Constable about Epilogue etc.[RG] Painted with black enamel top of inking slab; of sort 2 cabinet; my file, the paper chest.
Letter from A.B. [Arthur Barker] about List Verlag: who in his latest quarterly returns only admits having sold 1800 copies — having boasted the book was in its 10th edition.
Eyes tired by proofs which have now gone over[RG]. At night Kurtz & Ferres to coffee at Ca'n Torrent: she goes tomorrow.
Letter from John A. [John Aldridge] Seems stuck at Place House3 as we here.
Wire to Honor about bringing records.
×××× [crossed out] Trouble with Isabel.

Editorial Notes

1to receive the Hawthornden Prize. eds
2sorting. WG
3The Place, Great Bardfield, Essex. KG

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
  • London

  • Great Bardfield

    Great Bardfield, Essex, UK
    Home of John Aldridge and Lucy Brown at "The Place" RG, WPG 249-50

People Mentioned

  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Aldridge

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

    Marsh, Edward
    Influential civil servant and friend of R.G.'s and many others from WW I, also Georgian poets and artists. W.G. & C.P.
  • Isabella

    Live-in maid from Murcia. Her mother (Carmen) then came over with Josefa who also came to work later. WG

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
  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG
  • Hawthornden Prize

    A literary prize awarded to R.G. for "I, Claudius" and "Claudius the God." (RPG 224; diary May 12, 1935). Oldest of the famous British literary prizes, founded by Alice Warrender in 1919. eds.


    • Title: Progress of Stories
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Epilogue I: A Critical Summary
    • Editor: Riding. Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B22
    • Date: 1935