Aug 22. Thursday.

First melons from garden.
Finished Chapter X of A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times]
To village & helped the Fábrica family shell almonds. To sea.
Tried to write rhymes for end of L's anthology poem1: did a few
Rest of Richards2 came from Mary.
Went to Costa D'or (L & K & I) Beer & beefsteak3 & potatoes. French people about talking to English people who knew no French: never heard that before.
Pasted 2nd copy of Richards4 for Karl to transcopy tomorrow.
Paid Mary £2 & a letter for the job.
Very hot again.

Editorial Notes

2 Old Soldier Sahib typescript eds
3sandwiches. KG

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

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.
  • Mary

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

Organizations Mentioned

  • Fabrica

    Gelat's household including: his wife, the Madora, his daughter Magdalena, son Juan and daughter-in-law Anita. Other relations often present were Francisquito, his grandson, and Francesquita, Anita's little sister R.G., 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: 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: Majorcan Letter [poem: was called "Letter from Majorca"]
    • Title: Focus
    • Author: Riding, Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • BiblScope: IV. December, pp.1-9
    • Idno: C291.2
    • Date: 1935