Aug 15 Thursday Ascension of the Señora1

Finished Richards' introduction & gave it to Carl to transcopy.
Grapes ripe in garden, also two cucumbers and (so far) one melon. Orange plant near drive flowering.
Laura gave the kitten milk, Alice2 growling & refusing to have anything to do with it.
Worked at Poets. In the afternoon, walk with Karl along the coast to the hotel3 & then back. Mentioned the folboat4 (for which Short only offers 300pts) to hotel & to Ferrars. Laura asleep. Kitten died.
Did rest of Chapter V A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times]5
Laura's throat bad. Stopped smoking for a few hours.

Editorial Notes

1Our Lady's Assumption Day. KG
2its mother. KG
4the collapsible boat they bought at Gamages. WG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Hotel Costa d'Or

    Llucalcari, Majorca, Sp
    In Llucalcari. Went there for drinks and occasionally meals. It was the best hotel, the Fonda being rather basic. The Turismo was closed. WG
  • Gamage

    London, England
    London department store. KG Large toy shop. WG

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).
  • 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.
  • Short

    Shipping agent and operator of a lending library in Palma. K.G.
  • Ferrá

    Summer resident in Llucalcari. W.G. This is the correct spelling, although R.G. refers to "Ferrars" in the diary. eds.


    • 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: Poets [prose]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura