Dec 6 Friday

To L.H. [Liddell Hart] suggesting: T.E.Lawrence to His Biographers or Aircraftman Shaw to His Biographers.1 Arnie L. wrote about ground covered by letters: asked him to be gentle with blue pencil. He could use all in Letters whose sale unaffected by Biographer book.
Watt thought terms inadequate: I wrote to L.H. [Liddell Hart] not to try another pub. [publisher] but rather for royalty to be raised at such a figure
Michael Roberts proofs (left out 1/2 a poem). Walk to sea with James brought back dog-leg stick etc.
Paths being laid, olive trees removed & replanted.
Laura going over James' novel & wrote letters to McCormacks, Honor & returned A.A.S. [A.A. Simpson]'s poems.

Editorial Notes

1the former became the title for the collection of T.E. Lawrence's letters published by RG in conjunction with Liddell Hart in 1938. eds

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Lawrence, A.W. (Arnie)
    T.E. Lawrence's brother and executor. WG
  • McCormacks

    McCormack, Walter & Violet
    Tenants of Ca'n Torrent. Had two daughters: Jennifer, a dancer, & Betty. Continued their friendship with Robert and Laura in England. eds.
  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • A. A. Simpson

    Simpson, A.A.
    ? WG

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


    • Title: T.E. Lawrence to His Biographer
    • Author: Lawrence, T.E.
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.
    • Idno: A49
    • Date: 1938