Tuesday. May 14

Wrote to A.B. [Arthur Barker] about List Verlag's faking: and about sending introductory chapters of C.F.V. [Claudius Film Version]1 to Curtis Brown. To Oman. To Margaret Russell. Paid Dulan for Hipp. [Hippopotome] Proofs with Laura to p. 120.
Gelat came in afternoon: talk about soon building kitchen, and deposito2 at the Can Barceló boundary of Can Torrent: will get stones from restos3 of Hotel Florida. Talk about Bernardo's family crisis & probable sale of Son Canals. Went with him to sea: will bring up my tree stump. Will ask Señor4 of Son Bujosa for permission to roof a discarded hut for my boat.
At 11 went out for [sic: with] walk ×××× [crossed out] with Salamo,5 on return found car from Palma with Short and Garett: news of T.E. [T.E. Lawrence]'s accident believed fatal. Undertook to write obit. [obituary] notice for Assoc.Press [Associated Press].

Editorial Notes

1based on RG's I,Claudius
2small reservoir. KG
3leftovers. KG
4proprietor. KG
5RG's dog. eds

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Son Canals

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Large farm-house belonging to Bernardo Colom at the entrance to the village. WG
  • Can Torrent

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

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Ca'n Barceló

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    The house between Can Torrent and Can Caballo (Schwarz's house), on the Deyá side. WG
  • Son Bujosa

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Farm-house on the way to the Cala. 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.)
  • Oman, M.P.

    Oman, M.P.
    Member for Oxford University. WG
  • Bernardo

    Colom, Bernardo
    Ex Cuban, previous owner of 'Son Canals', and former owner of 'Luna land' (on the other side of the road) cf. Married to a Cuban lady. Sons: Marcos (married to Gelat's daughter Magdalena) and Pancho. KG & WG
  • Margaret

    Russell, Margaret
    House-keeper L.R. & R.G. had had in London. WG
  • Curtis Brown

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

    Dealer in antique engravings, books. London? WG
  • Short

    Shipping agent and operator of a lending library in Palma. K.G.
  • Garett

    British Consul in Palma. WG
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." 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


    • Title: I, Claudius [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Arthur Barker
    • Idno: A42
    • Date: 1934