Aug 19th Monday.

Oil came to an end.
Karl in Palma, seeing Sabater.
Finished Chapter VIII A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times]1 To village for 5 litres vinegar, to Posada to shut banging door, practised dancing with Laura, picked green tomatoes for pickle.
In afternoon to sea but forgot bathing–dress: so to Can Malrich, got figs, peaches, apples.
At village found Radio people with new radio — not battery. Laura Karl & I went later to hear it: got all English stations.
Present to me from L (Karl got) of 2 belts, one broad, one smart.
Typescript of Old Soldiers2 from Mary.
Wrote to Has[RG]

Editorial Notes

2 Old Soldiers refers to Old Soldier Sahib (and not to Old Soldiers Never Die) KG.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • 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.
  • Ca'n Malric

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Land on the way to the Cala by LR & RG's road. Robert had access to its fruit. Was it the name of the land he owned? WG

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Sabater

    Printer in Palma who did work for R.G. & L.R. eds.
  • Mary

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


    • 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: 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: Old Soldiers Never Die
    • Author: Richards, Frank
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber
    • Idno: A41
    • Date: 1933