Thursday, Sept 26th

Catalina came. Magdalena can't come till Monday. A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times] Chapter XXXII finished.
Letter from Liddell Hart agrees on getting on with Richards T.E. [T.E. Lawrence] book[RG]: will see Arnie early in October. Asked me to get my part typed: replied would wait till hearing definitely. Also letter from Richards thanking for Empresses1 & answering questions, which incorporated in text. Says has reached Burmah part (last 15 months of service). Enclosed hearty letter from Morley.
Catalina & her sister doing arrears of washing. Things put back in wrong places.
Yellow crocuses out in garden & algarroba2 blossom stinking.
Walk this side of Calabat; brought back heather.
Laura sent off Photography to Epilogue printers: tired & went to bed early. This morning police arrested two young men at Casa Siqui3 in connexion with a Palma crime —[RG] the assault of & robbery from a cashier of a silk factory at Santa Maria: one of[RG] the young men was the son of the factory owner & on bad terms with his father. A lot of homosexual stuff had been going on there, Gelat says. Karl had already suspected it.

Editorial Notes

1 Lives of the Roman Empresses. KG; could be a volume of: de Serviez,J.R. tr. B. Molesworth. The Roman Empresses. London, 1752; New York, 1913. ? eds
2carob-tree. KG
3Mrs. Hernandes's[?] house. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Ca l'Abat

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Beautiful farm with watch-tower on the way to Llucalcari. WG
  • Ca sa Siqui

    Majorca, Sp
    Near Ca'n Madó. 'The house of the water channel.' WG
  • Santa Maria

    Santa Maria, Majorca, Sp
    Village near Binissalem, in the wine growing part of the island. WG

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).
  • 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
  • Catalina

    Domestic help. Called in for white-washing, etc. WG
  • Liddell Hart

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • Magdalena

    Maid from Valldemossa hired by RG and LR in September 1935.
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG
  • Arnie

    Lawrence, A.W. (Arnie)
    T.E. Lawrence's brother and executor. 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: Epilogue I: A Critical Summary
    • Editor: Riding. Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B22
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Photography
    • Title: Epilogue I, 1935
    • Author: Hutchinson, Ward
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1935