Sept 28 Saturday.

Finished A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times] Chapter XXXIII
To village for fideos [sic: fideyos] 1 & a sheeps head for Solomon2.
Rosa came. Seizin announcements in Criterion & Times Lit. Supp. [RG]
Letter from David: "Much the nicest people go to Cambridge" (N.N [Nancy Nicholson]) Answered appropriately.
Catalina says that Isabel boasted of having answered Laura back. Settled bills at Cas Pintat, Juana (fish) & Baker. 200 pesetas in all. & visited well. Matias says that the tree from the other side of the maestro's3 house has its roots in the cracks of the well, forcing out the cement.
Very tired & bed fairly early after housework.
Laura ordered seeds

Editorial Notes

1noodles. KG
2Graves' bull-dog. eds
3schoolmaster's. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Cas Pintat

    Deyá, Majorca, Spain
    A grocery shop in the Clot. KG, WG.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Dress maker. Also made cushions, seat covers, etc. WG
  • Catalina

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

    Graves, David
    R.G.'s second child [by Nancy Nicholson]. W.G. In RAF; killed in the war. The only one of Graves' children who might have become a poet had he lived. K.G., eds.
  • Nancy

    Nicholson, Nancy
    (1899-1977) First wife of Robert Graves; married 1918, separated 1927, divorced 1949. eds.
  • Juana "Pescadora"

    The Fisherwoman W.G.; "the fishwife" K.G.
  • Matias [Matthias]

    Matias [Matthias]
    A mason, one of Salas' men, working in the Posada. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Seizin Press

    Founded when Robert Graves and Laura Riding began their partnership in London. R.G. and L.R. continued to operate their own press in Deyá, but stopped printing in 1935. Seizin Press published a number of literary works in conjunction with Constable in London, including the Epilogue series, and other works by Laura Riding and their literary associates. eds


    • 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: Criterion [a monthly literary magazine]
    • Editor: T.S. Eliot
    • Title: Times Literary Supplement
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Times London
    • Date: 1902-1968