Tuesday June 25

Gordon sent off by Honor to Paguera because a nuisance to her.
Letter to Korda asking for information, to A.G. [Amy Graves] returning Jenny's letter, to Barker with formal demand, signed, for List Verlag's Book of the Month Club1 money, for Curtis Brown to recover, to Pinker with biographical details for Albatross edition of Claudius the God & enclosing Journal cutting. To Cape ordering 7 Pillars2. To Cook thanking for Journal3 cutting & asking history of Jeanne & his coolness.
To Posada where in pursuance of Laura's order to have it finished in a week 9 or 10 men working. Cura4 cupboard plastered, Entrada5 done except floor, central room plastered but not floored. Midjans6 being raised in kitchen. Antonio Cas Pintat, the carpenter, ill. Gave his work to other capenters, who are both up to date with their work. Ordered sink to be picar'd7 and polished, and window[RG]wall curved down, because of its extra size.
Another version of What Then? now called Historical Particulars.
Blackberries first ripe.
Letter from Arnie, proposing an amnesty.
Honor Mary Karl to supper.
Men sprinkling carretera8 with stones to lay the tar.
Read Honor's Life9: much the best.
Undertook to pay tiles for Centro Concordia: which means no charge for Posada furniture10.

Editorial Notes

1KG underlines "Book of the Month Club" eds
2T.E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom. eds
3KG underlines. eds
4Priest's. KG
5Hall. KG
6sandstone. KG
7chiselled. KG
8main road. KG
9autobiography: for her contribution to Three People, Three Stories, later titled A Mistake Somewhere. eds
10an exchange with Gelat? eds.

Hands Referenced

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

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.
  • Concordia

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Salón Concordia. Gelat's café. Variously refered to as the Sala or the Salón. The village youths had shares in it. It was later called the Salón Deportivo. WG
  • Paguera

    Paguera, Majorca, Sp
    Beach resort near Palma. WG

People Mentioned

  • Arnie

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

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

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

    Korda, Alexander
    Director of the film version of I Claudius.
  • Mary

    Phillips, Mary
    Visitor. Typed most of I, Claudius. Later married James Reeves. WG
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. 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).
  • Antonio de Ca's Pintat

    Antonio de Ca's Pintat
    Carpenter. Francisco of Ca l'Abat's son. WG
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Curtis Brown

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

    Cook, William
    American painter living in Palma. See: What is Remembered, by Alice B.Toklas. London: Michael Jaspl, 1963. p. 32, 95-97, 101, 121.; m. to Jeanne, French woman, formerly William Cook's model, herself a painter KG. See Diary June 25, 1935

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.
  • Arthur Barker Ltd.

    Barker, Arthur
    The English publisher of I, Claudius and Claudius the God. WG
  • List Verlag

    List Verlag
    German publishers of I Claudius. Diary & K.G.


    • Title: Mistake Somewhere, A
    • Author: Anonymous [Gordon Glover/Honor Wyatt/Molly Hare]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1936-02-13
    • Title: What Then? [poem: became Historical Particulars. June 25, 1935 R.G.]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: Claudius the God
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Arthur Barker
    • Idno: A43
    • Date: 1934
    • Title: Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The: A Triumph [Unabridged Oxford ed. 1922] [Subscriber's Edition 1926]
    • Author: Lawrence. T.E.
    • Date: 1922
    • Title: Historical Particulars [poem: formerly What Then?]
    • Title: Robert Graves: Complete Poems Vol. III
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Beryl Graves and Dunstan Ward
    • PubPlace: Manchester
    • Publisher: Carcanet Press
    • BiblScope: pp. 404-05, 555 (note)
    • Date: 1995-1999