Nov 1 Friday "Tot Sants"1

×××× [crossed out] Hot weather.
Housework all day, & getting maids accustomed to work. They make a good impression. Cooking good.
Laura & Karl painted the map of Candia-Serigo.
Doctor's2 idea of arreglo3 to ask that the turbines do not go in the four summer months. Laughable. Brought chair from Can Gelat to be arm-chair for James.
General post between Can Torrent & Canellun of tables & pictures.
Offer from Watt for my "next novel" £12504 — 25% rising to 30%! Replied declining.
Contract from Kegan Paul signed.
Decided on Gelat's suggestion to put a cement terrasse5 on the casita6 roof at Can Torrent.
Contract for O.S.S. [Old Soldier Sahib] sent me. Laura sent letter to Glendenning & News Chronicle about a stupid paragraph of pseudo publicity for Epilogue.

Editorial Notes

1All Saints' Day. KG
2 Médico's. eds
3arrangement. KG
4an advance of... KG
5Fr.: flat roof[?] eds
6shed. KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Can Gelat

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    One of a group of houses behind the Fábrica called the Viña Vieja. WG
  • Can Torrent

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House next to Canellun also belonging to LR & RG. Built by Norman Cameron. WG
  • Canellun

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Laura Riding and Robert Graves' house. Also Canellun (private) road. WG, KG

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.
  • Médico

    Vives, Antonio Dr.
    The village doctor (Deyá). At odds with Gelat (water rights controversy). His brother, Juan Vives, was Gelat's son-in-law. WG
  • James

    Reeves, James
    Schoolmaster, writer and Poet. Friend of Jacob Bronowski. W.G./ K.G.; m. to Mary Phillips; daughter Stella born June 14, 1938 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.)
  • Glendenning

    ? with News Chronicle. WG Constable's (the publisher's) lawyer. KG

Organizations Mentioned

  • A.S. Watt & Son, Ltd.

    Watt, A.S.
    RG's literary agent: first mentioned in November, 1935; team includes: Alexander Strahan Watt, and W.P. Watt et al, who may have handled different aspects of Graves' extensive European publishing and distribution. The firm replaced Eric Pinker. K.G. When did Pinker go, and why? KG
  • Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd.

    Publisher of R.G.'s Lars Porsena (1927) W.G. Also the 2nd revised edition, 1936. eds.


    • 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: News Chronicle
    • PubPlace: England
    • Date: 1960
    • Title: Epilogue I: A Critical Summary
    • Editor: Riding. Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B22
    • Date: 1935