July 30 Tuesday

Pasted in Richards1 insertions, then did Honor's Life, a part. Then in afternoon did blurbs, together, of A Mistake Somewhere, & Moon's No Fool.
Sea. finished[RG] Fearfully hot on beach. Solomon2 wouldn't come up because I was wearing bathing dress until top of cliff to save sweaty shirts, instead of changing.
More Honor3. Gelat came & told us about suspect who was here a few weeks ago. Sidney4 behind? Mad enough. Today G. signed ×××× [crossed out] warrant about the water-interdict. Case next week. Thinks he'll lose, & gain on appeal after 6 or 8 months. Accounts: ×××× [crossed out] Said we'd give him 2000pts more as fuente5 investment. Mortgage is now finished: Canellun itself again.
Finished Honor's life, got all in order: sent off.
Cooked up blackberries, got out juice.
Stupid letter from Harold to Laura. Worked on Richards6 to 3.30
Laura writing to Harold & Constable all that time.
Wrote to Mary about Richards etc.

Editorial Notes

2R.G.'s dog eds.
3"Life" for A Mistake Somewhere eds.
4Sidney Salt, American poet, editor of Caravel[sp?] magazine 1934-36. KG
5spring. KG
6book: see above. eds

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).
  • 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.)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Harold Edwards

    Edwards, Harold
    Antiquarian bookseller & British Buddhist; bookshop at 4, Cecil Court off Charing X Rd. K.G.; wife Olive née Wallis and baby girl Sally. Karl Goldschmidt's employer in 1938. eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG


    • Title: Moon's No Fool, The
    • Author: Matthews, Tom
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1936-02-13
    • 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