Oct 19th Saturday.

Rosa came: with new linen trousers for me & the collarless jacket with[RG], red & blue, from an old skirt of handwoven cotton.
Worked all morning on final Claudius corrections mostly will & shall, should & would [sic: wood] — also ×××× [crossed out] Vesuvius, aconite, Cymbeline, Aramaic & similar points. Laura wrote to Beck.
All afternoon planting tulips (leaf mould, sand, ordinary earth) some (Clusiana) 6 inches deep (Kauffmannia) 4, others 3-4. Gave 8 to the[RG] Str. [Strenge] & Schw. [Schwarz] Worked without a shirt.
Seeds coming up: Scabious, poppy, Af Marigold, Madora's flower & godetia.
Sent off corrections to A.B. [Arthur Barker] — 5 pp [pages] of corrections. To A.G. [Amy Graves] enclosing D [David]'s letter & offering to pay N.N. [Nancy Nicholson] for Sam's specialist.
Strenge & Schw. [Schwarz] at Sala, where pictures now were[RG] hung up, also red drop[RG] curtain for stage. G. [Gelat] has first option on Calabat (and from the son-in-law.)
Catalina roast-beefed us, & later we had a hot bath.
Pancho's money having given out, he returned

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 l'Abat

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

People Mentioned

  • 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.)
  • Rosa

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

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • Catalina

    Cook from Palma employed by RG and LR; worked with Margarita, the chambermaid. W.G., eds.
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

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

    Graves, Samuel
    R.G.'s youngest child by Nancy Nicholson. C.P.& WG
  • Pancho

    Colom, Pancho
    Don Bernardo's son. A black sheep. 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.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Arthur Barker Ltd.

    Barker, Arthur
    The English publisher of I, Claudius and Claudius the God. WG
  • Beck

    Firm that printed Epilogue and other Seizin Press books distributed by Constable. WG


    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert