July 29th Monday.

All morning at Richards1 getting the Boxer Rising story right from his two accounts & the encyclopedia. In afternoon working over first part of Honor's Life after Laura, then sea, then with Honor again Laura over Molly's Life[RG].2 Gave Richards manuscript to Carl to type. Made lemonade ice. Picked several pounds of blackberries with Carl for jam. (Jars came.)
Very hot weather.
In evening Laura wore her John Ewen dress with the Honor sleeves & the Robert mother of pearl buttons & buckle.
A new type of emboquillado3 with filter mouthpiece. Laura composing blurb for By Each In Turn4.
Did Gordon's Life all night with Laura. Walked along road discussing title: finally L. thought of A Mistake Somewhere by 3 Private People5. Laura's dress torn coming up grotto. Worked till about 2.
Hot wind.
Jokes about seeing e to e in spelling of unbudgeable.
Mortgage lifted from Canellun after 3 years.

Editorial Notes

2for By Each in Turn eds.
3cigarette papers. KG
4 A Mistake Somewhere – eventually. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Canellun

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Laura Riding and Robert Graves' house. Also Canellun (private) road. WG, KG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Richards

    Richards, Frank
    Author of Old Soldiers Never Die and Old Soldier Sahib which R.G. rewrote for him. Was in The Royal Welch Fusiliers, R.G.'s regiment. eds.; Birth name is Francis Phillip Woodruff eds. see Diary September 27, 1936
  • Molly

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

    Ewen, John
    Died July 1935. Gave Laura a dress. WG


    • Title: Mistake Somewhere, A
    • Author: Anonymous [Gordon Glover/Honor Wyatt/Molly Hare]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1936-02-13
    • 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