Dec 10th Tuesday.

Very cold. Thunder. The first snow on hills. Some sleet.
Went over Focus proofs: found more errors. It went off with Juan1.
The gas lasted over two months. New bottle broached.
Went into Blake poems — L. [Laura] J. [James] & I — discussing which failed as poems.
To Moorish castle with James, got a bit wet.
Letter from L.H. [Liddell Hart] about Watt being able to get 25 – 30% & £2000 advance from Hutchinson.
Threatened visit of Hodge & Sayers, of Programme.

Editorial Notes

1in this instance, refers to Gelat. KG

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Blake

    Blake, William
    Major English poet (1757-1827). eds.
  • Juan

    Mas, Juan Marroig
    Usually refers to Gelat's son, sometimes to Gelat himself. WG
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Sayers

    ? involved with Alan Hodge on Programme. 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
  • Hutchinson



    • Title: Focus I, II, III, IV [newsletter]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Programme
    • Author: Hodge, Alan