Aug 25 Sunday

Tired. It rained quite hard in the morning. I struggled through Chapter XI of A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times]
Laura rested in afternoon (in the morning she looked over the early chapters of Richards1) To village for morning & afternoon post. (Carl with nose-bleeding)
Keatinged2 Solomon3.
In evening planted a bed of zinnia seedlings.
Wrote to Honor.
Laura & Karl once more vexatiously going over Sabater's messes with A Natural Need4. When finished took it to Gelat at 10 p.m. A dance in progress at the Sala. Gelat told me about signatures & that Gerardo Tomas would privately speak to the judge about the case, & that the Señor5 of the Pedrissa was not standing by the opposition any more.
A German arrested at Soller for having a wireless transmitter.
Laura went over Richards6 pts [points] with me.

Editorial Notes

2put flea powder on. KG
3R.G.'s dog eds.
4by James Reeves. KG
5proprietor. KG
6 Old Soldier Sahib eds

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Concordia

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Salón Concordia. Gelat's café. Variously refered to as the Sala or the Salón. The village youths had shares in it. It was later called the Salón Deportivo. WG
  • Soller

    Soller, Majorca, Sp
    Town of some 10,000 inhabitants ten kilometers from Deyá. WG
  • Pedrissa, Sa

    Majorca, Sp
    Farm on the way to Valldemossa. 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.
  • 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.)
  • Sabater

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

    Tomás, Gerardo
    Palma judge married to Déya person. 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: A Natural Need [James' Poems?]
    • Author: Reeves, James
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1935