Wednesday Sept 18th.

Found Sebastian for him to be photographed by W. Hutchinson. Who took him (with & without flower) & Solomon,1 & Alice2 & the rest.
Finished A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times] Chapter XXIX. Also an insert, in consequence of a letter from Richards: who also said that Morley was pleased.
Went over part of Poets with Laura: & transcopied: sent off to Honor.
Karl transcopied p 111-226 of O.S.S. [Old Soldier Sahib] but missed out some 60 pp[RG]which I did later, ready to send off. Unpleasant Irishwoman in bus.
Gelat told us of very successful day. 29 witnesses, only 15 of which needed, escribiente3 in favour. Boi [sic: 'Boy'], the torpe [sic: turpe]4, gave evidence & gave away the whole show - meetings at the M. [Médico]'s house, where it was decided to plead in forma pauperis and share expenses; no prejudices from deposito5 etc. The escribiente said that a criminal action for conspiracy lay. Soon over now, we hope.
Laura revising M.R [Michael Roberts]'s anthology introduction in so far as it concerns us.

Editorial Notes

1RG's bull-dog. eds
2LR's cat. eds
3clerk. KG
4dull, heavy, stupid; nickname of a Deyá resident who was not very bright. eds,KG
5water tank. KG

Hands Referenced

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

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).
  • Sebastian

    Gardener getting on for 80. KG
  • 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.)
  • Frank

    Morley, Frank
    With Faber and Faber. Involved with Old Soldier Sahib. WG
  • 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
  • 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).
  • Médico

    Vives, Antonio Dr.
    The village doctor (Deyá). At odds with Gelat (water rights controversy). His brother, Juan Vives, was Gelat's son-in-law. WG
  • "Boi"

    Boi, Sebastian
    The "torpe." Slightly half witted. WG
  • Michael Roberts

    Roberts, Michael
    Editor; real name William Edward KG; L.R. & R.G. submitted poems for an anthology he was preparing, published by ? Faber & Faber. 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
    • 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: Poets [prose]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura