June 1 Saturday.

Letters to Jonathan returning contract,[RG] Arnie Lawrence offering help in T.E. [T.E. Lawrence] memorial volume, Pinker telling him to pay Albatross1 money into my a/c, Sanders paying & asking him to send remaining books.
To village for sheep-head.2
Everyone doing ×××× [crossed out] Focuses3.
Walk with Carl.
Laura not too well.
1 lb of strawberries.
Gelat in a murderous state about médico: seriously talked of killing him. M. [Médico] has gone back on his promise about not interfering with the water. Laura & I had to talk him4 into a quiet state of mind – offering to do everything possible to help.
Broke a bit off tooth; must see dentist Thursday.

Editorial Notes

1German pocket-book editions – not for sale in Germany. KG
2for the dog, Salamo. K.G.
3i.e. their contributions for the next issue of Focus. eds

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Arnie

    Lawrence, A.W. (Arnie)
    T.E. Lawrence's brother and executor. 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
  • Pinker

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

    Second hand book seller in Oxford. WG
  • 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.)
  • Médico

    Vives, Antonio Dr.
    The village doctor (Deyá). At odds with Gelat (water rights controversy). His brother, Juan Vives, was Gelat's son-in-law. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Jonathan Cape Ltd.

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

    pub'd by British John Holroy-Rece and German Kurt Enoch eds.; German pocket-books K.G.


    • Title: Focus I, II, III, IV [newsletter]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1935