Oct 12 Saturday.

Small points in O.S.S. [Old Soldier Sahib] (Chinese dollars, Mahdi's forces, Private of Buffs). Cuttings of Can Pabo rose-tree.
Hillgarth wrote, would interview Daily Chronicle news-writer & take steps against offence.
Letter from Norman to L. [Laura] sending book of poems.
It rained hard in afternoon: proofs of Epilogue by candle-light.
Letter to Michael Roberts about Faber advertising [sic: advertizing]: to Morley about O.S.S. [Old Soldier Sahib] hyphen. 661 with K [Karl] & L. [Laura]
Sala supplied with glass doors & windows.
Dream. Saw advertised x-shaped celluloid gadgets. Babys[RG] Finger Separators for Babies. Keep your Baby's fingers apart: those that swallow them die, those that don't, grow up famous.
Mallorquin-Castilian [sic: Castillian] dictionary bought by Karl for 3 pes. [pesetas] for us.

Editorial Notes

1a card game. KG/eds

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Concordia

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Salón Concordia. Gelat's café. Variously refered to as the Sala or the Salón. The village youths had shares in it. It was later called the Salón Deportivo. WG
  • Ca'n Pabó

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House in which RG & LR lived while Canellun was being built, after they left Ca Sa Salerosa. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Consul? Ambasador? Foreign Office. W.G.; Palma Consul KG
  • Norman Cameron

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • 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
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Faber & Faber

    Publishers of Old Soldier Sahib and Old Soldiers Never Die. WG


    • 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: Daily Chronicle/ Dia
    • PubPlace: Palma, Majorca
    • Date: 1935-1936
    • Title: Epilogue I: A Critical Summary
    • Editor: Riding. Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B22
    • Date: 1935