Aug 12 Monday

Finished first draft of introduction to Richards1.
Sea at[RG] in afternoon.
Laura was coming in evening for a picnic there but 3 inspectors came from the Hacienda2denuncio3 about the Press4. Will have to pay 30 pes. [pesetas] annually in future.
Laura much vexed: Gelat fetched who will get to the bottom of the carretera5 business. Tonight he will talk to the Son Bauza commandante6 who is to be the next Chief of Staff in Majorca.
Laura's Poem We are the Resurrection: began to write a companion piece.
Thelen [sic: Thelin] sent Sch. [Schwarz] manuscript & a request for 60 p. [pesetas] more. Looks all right.
Blue cups came after a 2 or 3 months wait.
Hot wind. 11 o'clock visit from Castor: complains that new 2 collection system prevents his doing other work.

Editorial Notes

2refers to the Tax Office. KG
3denunciation. KG; accusation (denuncia) WG
4RG & LR's Seizen Press WG, eds.
5private road. KG
6major. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Son Bauza

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    A large farm complex on the opposite side of the valley from Canellun. WG
  • Majorca/ Mallorca

    Majorca, Sp
    Largest of the Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of Spain. R.G. and L.R. lived there, in Deyá, from 1929-1936. eds

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • Laura

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

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

    Postman. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Seizin Press

    Founded when Robert Graves and Laura Riding began their partnership in London. R.G. and L.R. continued to operate their own press in Deyá, but stopped printing in 1935. Seizin Press published a number of literary works in conjunction with Constable in London, including the Epilogue series, and other works by Laura Riding and their literary associates. eds


    • 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: We are the Resurrection [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Date: 1938