Tuesday Sept 17

Three inserts for Richards: typed & stuck in.
Started ChapterXXIX A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times]
Laura writing[RG] dictating[RG] letters to Carl [RG] (Constable's estimates for books too high) Wrote one or two short letters for her.
Melvilles novels1, the Sorrows of Werther2 & the Sheba book came. Looked out dates of electric light stages in diary for Gelat, whose witnesses go in tomorrow.
To coffee at Lluchalcari with Hutchinsons & their sculptor friend, John Lite Waters a blond unshaven chap dressed like a sailor: lot of talk, nothing said.
Sent melon to G [Gelat]'s sister.
Ward Hutchinson completed the photography article.

Editorial Notes

1by American novelist Herman Melville (1819-1891)? eds
2 The Sorrows of Young Werther [Die Lieden des jungen Werthers] by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, first published 1774. eds

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Llucalcari

    Llucalcari, Majorca, Sp
    Hamlet with hotel some three kilometres from Deyá on the way to Soller. WG. RG spells it "Lluchalcari" in the Diary.

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Laura

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

    Hutchinson, Ward
    Photographer. Contibuted to"Epilogue." W.G. R.G. often refers to "the Hutchinsons" (Ward & Dorothy) as a couple especially when they were staying on the island. eds.
  • 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.)
  • 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

Organizations Mentioned

  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG


    • 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