Friday May 24

Razor a success: repaired old one, a present for Carl.
To Viña Vieja: talk with Honor in new Café(L. [Laura Riding] & I) about her affairs.
Promised Sch. [Schwarz] stones for his path, from sea.
Wrote to Cape confirming my wire about 4/61 edition of L & A [Lawrence and the Arabs].
To Pinker, explaining and thanking. To A.G. [Amy Graves] about T.E. [T.E. Lawrence]
To Lowe2 paying for Harriet Wilson Memoirs
To Miss Warrender, thanking for prize3
To Constable explaining necessity of their applying, not myself.
To bank sending money to N.N. [Nancy Nicholson]
Ev.St. article came: decently done.

Editorial Notes

14 shillings, sixpence? eds
2Second hand book dealer. WG
3the Hawthornden Prize? Alice Warrender founded the Hawthornden Prize, the oldest of the famous British literary prizes, in 1919. See May 12th entry. eds

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Bar Las Palmeras [the "New Café"]

    Deyá, Majorca, Spain
    Located opposite Can Pep Moso, and just up the street from the Sala. The only purpose built cafés in Deyá were Las Palmeras and the Sala. WG
  • Viña Vieja

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Name of group of houses behind the Fábrica, of which Can Gelat was one. When the Glovers were staying in the house they were called the "Viñas". 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).
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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
  • Pinker

    R.G. & L.R.'s agent in London. W.G. They later changed to A.S. Watt. eds.
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG
  • Nancy

    Nicholson, Nancy
    (1899-1977) First wife of Robert Graves; married 1918, separated 1927, divorced 1949. eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG
  • Jonathan Cape Ltd.

    Jonathan Cape
    London publisher of Lawrence and the Arabs, Good-Bye to All That, No Decency Left, etc. eds.


    • Title: London Evening Standard
    • PubPlace: London
    • Title: Lawrence and the Arabs
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Jonathon Cape
    • Idno: A26
    • Date: 1927