Friday Sept 20th

Letter to Philip about Millicent.
Magnificent Hadrian1 sent for review by Observer. Reviewed it. Wretched stuff.
To Lluchalcari with film for Hutchinson and message from Laura that she liked his attack of subject, so far as she had read. Karl had bought the wrong films. They gave me coffee.
D.H. [Dorothy Hutchinson] complains how cold the nights were (after burning in the sun all day)
Isabel not well enough to come.
Laura going over Michael Roberts2 still.
To village to hear news & order things. Found Gelat's 6 marble tables & 6 wooden ones and 15 comfortable chairs, & bar of Alhambra-like glazed tiles, in position. Ordered clock to complete effect of ×××× [crossed out] well-stocked café.
First draft of poem Gulls & Such.3
?Apple-meddlars?4 from feathery tree in garden.

Editorial Notes

1Ish-Kishor, Sulamith and Dreiser, Theodore. Magnificent Hadrian: a biography of Hadrian, emperor of Rome. New York: Minton, Balch & Co., 1935. KG/eds
2introduction. KG
3see Complete Poems, Vol. II, p. 337, and note on "Fragment of a Lost Poem" p. 313. DW; eds.
4 Acerolo crataogus azarolus. KG

Hands Referenced

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.)
  • Dorothy

    Hutchinson, Dorothy
    Ward Hutchinson's wife. WG
  • Isabella

    Live-in maid from Murcia. Her mother (Carmen) then came over with Josefa who also came to work later. 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
  • Philip

    Graves, Philip
    R.G.'s half brother. WG
  • Millicent

    Graves, Millicent
    Later Millicent Graves when she married RG's brother Philip. WG


    • Title: Observer, the
    • PubPlace: London
    • Date: 1791-
    • Title: Gulls and Men [poem: formerly "Gulls and Such"; see Complete Poems, Vol. II, p. 337, and note on "Fragment of a Lost Poem", p.313. DW]
    • Title: Collected Poems (1914-1947)
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London,Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A60
    • Date: 1948
    • Title: Robert Graves: The Complete Poems Vols. 1-3
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Beryl Graves and Dunstan Ward
    • PubPlace: Manchester and Paris
    • Publisher: Carcanet Press and Alyscamps
    • Date: 1995-1999