Jan 19 Sunday

Wrote blurb of T.E. book[RG]1 for Cape's Spring List.
To SalerosaMcCormacks out.
T.E. stuff: cutting & annotating.
Gelat & Valldemossa smith came to take measures for L's design of iron ×××× [crossed out] balustrade for in front of the front door.
Karl went to doctor in Soller for eczema2: returned reassured.
King reported ill. News of Kipling's death.
Stabilized breakfast at bread & oil & orange juice.

Editorial Notes

2boils, according to Karl. eds

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Ca sa Salerosa

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Literally the house of the happy one. House on the Palma side of the Deyá valley which RG & LR rented when they first arrived in Deyá in 1929 and in which they installed the Albion Press. This house was one that was often available to rent. WG During 1935 it was evidently rented by the McCormacks (See March 17, 1935) CP
  • Soller

    Soller, Majorca, Sp
    Town of some 10,000 inhabitants ten kilometers from Deyá. WG
  • Valldemossa

    Valldemossa, Majorca, Sp
    Village on the way to Palma. WG

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG
  • Rudyard Kipling

    Kipling, Rudyard
    British poet (1865-1936). eds.
  • King George V

    George V, King
    King George V of England. Reigned 1910-1936. Succeeded by his eldest son Edward VIII who abdicated that same year in order to marry Wallis Simpson. Another son became King George VI. eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Jonathan Cape Ltd.

    Jonathan Cape
    London publisher of Lawrence and the Arabs, Good-Bye to All That, No Decency Left, etc. eds.


    • Title: T.E. Lawrence by His Friends
    • Author: Graves, Robert [contributor]
    • Editor: Lawrence, A.W.
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Jonathan Cape
    • Idno: B26
    • Date: 1937-05