July 16th Tuesday

Men still at work on Entrada1 gauze-door, finished ×××× [crossed out] one in cellar too.
Made green tomato pickle 5 jars, 3 bottles. No mixed spice; so put in cinnamon, pepper & mace & curry powder. Small pot for Posada.
To P[RG] village to get sheep's head;2 to Posada with castor oil & lamp for entrada.
Second draft of On the Other Hand (liquorice) which Mary typed.
Prepared about 30 pp of Old-Soldier Sahib for Richa[RG] Mary to type. Checked Molly's Life, 30 pp.3
Bathed, Mary too came, found most perfect shell ever yet in Deyá. Boiled it out.
Such difficulty about boat owing to spy-scare & not being able to build boat-house without sending to Madrid that decided to sell boat.
Concordia has ceiling about to be placed; door opened, sides ready for plaster. Francisquito has bad impetigo.
Letter from Curtis Browne that List has at least banked the money with their bank & awaiting authority from Divisenstelle to transfer to Curtis Browne's bank. From J.C. that he will offer L & A to H.S. if Doubleday have no interest in it. Ordered Apollonius Rhodius from Loeb.
Worked till 2.30, Laura finishing Honor's Life, I getting on with Molly's.4 Then to bed. Laura woke me up with a visit from Solomon5 & singing & jokes.

Editorial Notes

1entrance hall. WG
2for Salamo, his dog. eds
5RG's dog. 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.
  • Deyá

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Town located on the northwest coast of Majorca, on the hillside between the Teix Mountains and the sea: this was RG's home with Laura Riding from 1929 to 1936. He returned there with his family after WW II. 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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

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

    Hare, Molly
    Canadian. Third person in Gordon Glover-Honor Wyatt triangle; co-author of "A Mistake Somewhere". WG
  • Franciscito

    Vives, Franciscito
    Gelat's grandson W.G. Son of Anita, Gelat's daughter in Rennes. KG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

    R.G.'s American publisher for I, Claudius and Claudius the God. eds.
  • Jonathan Cape Ltd.

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

    List Verlag
    German publishers of I Claudius. Diary & K.G.
  • Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.

    Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
    U.S. Publishers
  • Loebs Classical Library

    a series of classical texts eds.


    • Title: Mistake Somewhere, A
    • Author: Anonymous [Gordon Glover/Honor Wyatt/Molly Hare]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1936-02-13
    • Title: Lawrence and the Arabs
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Jonathon Cape
    • Idno: A26
    • Date: 1927
    • Title: Old Soldier Sahib
    • Author: Richards, Frank
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, New York
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Harrison Smith & Robert Haas
    • Idno: A44
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: On the Other Hand (Licorice) [poem]
    • Author: Graves, Robert