Sunday June 9th

To Posada, collected the tile.
To Posada with Laura Carl & Miguel the carpenter: gave him order for glass door & sitting room window & repair of main door. Decided on new window in entrada, 1 ventilation in tiny room, new stone benches etc. there.
Schwarz to tea at Can Torrent.
The Viñas went to the Foradada.
Letter from Eliot giving A [Arnie Lawrence]'s terms – fee of Ev.St [Evening Standard], surrender of letter, undertaking not to print; replied had always offered to pay fee, would not print this or other letter without permission or with; would not surrender letter because it was private.
Very hot weather indeed.
Reading Apuleius's "Discourse on Magic" : "I have now stated why, in my opinion, there is nothing in common between magicians & fishes."

Editorial Notes

1entrance hall. WG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Posada, La

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House on the Puig next to Deyá church. Originally part of the Es Molí property. It had been rented by the church for Sunday school. RG and LR bought it in February, 1935, to use as a guest house for their visitors. WG, eds.
  • Can Torrent

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

    Majorca, Sp
    Landmark on the coast between Deyá and Valldemossa. Cove formed by a rock with a hole in it. WG

People Mentioned

  • Arnie

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

    L.R. & R.G.'s solicitor in London. WG
  • 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
  • Miguel

    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG


    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: London Evening Standard
    • PubPlace: London