Monday July 1

To Palma, Laura & I alone for a change. Saw Sabater about quotation marks, bought bathing trunks with zip, fans (3) & open work gloves (5pts1) for Laura, also white bead-purse with gold bead design 15 pes. [pesetas] Ice-cream container, 17pts. And got Frau Thelen [sic: Thelin]2 23 Calle General Barcelo to undertake translation, rough, of Schw. work3 for 200 pes [pesetas]; 50 paid on a/c. Bought nothing old. Took Schw & Strenge back. Str. complained [sic: complain] of what Carl said to Emmerich. Settled between them after.
Carl wrapped Focus up.
I checked Progress of Stories final proofs: only 1 error, but every recomposed line short by one hair space.

Editorial Notes

2wife of German writer Albert V. Thelen. One of his works is in the Buffalo Collection (NY), under RG. KG
3 Memoirs KG; became Almost Forgotten Germany. eds

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Sabater

    Printer in Palma who did work for R.G. & L.R. eds.
  • Thelin, Frau

    Thelin, Frau
    German lady who translated Schwarz's "Almost Forgotten Gemany "after Karl had decided he could not do it. WG
  • Robert

    Graves, Robert
    [1st person]. (1895-1985). Poet, novelist, essayist, critic, and author of his diary. eds.
  • 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
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. 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.
  • Frau Emmerich; "Jämmerlich"

    Emmerich, Frau
    German painter, from Magdeburg, resident in Deyá. Invariably referred to with the prefix "Frau". K.G./ WG


    • Title: Almost Forgotten Germany [Almost Forgotten Times]
    • Author: Schwarz, Georg
    • Editor: Trans. Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A45
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Focus I, II, III, IV [newsletter]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Progress of Stories
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1935