Jan 28th Tuesday. King's Funeral

Finished going over Welsh Ecc H. with Laura: started ×××× [crossed out] Stealing [RG] homily with her.
Surprise called by long eulogy of P.of S. by Rebecca West in Sunday Times.
To Posada where men have finished plastering the wall. Sebastian has cavar'd1 the garden there & planted rose.
Gave orders for cementing of path, using sea stones.
Copied out Welsh Ecc & part of T[RG] Stealing for Karl to type.
In the evening went for a walk with K & L towards Can Mado, Nicholas2 walking with us all the way.
Karl wrote to Mitchell saying that he'd heard that he had been talking about him; & that if he was brooding on the idea of sharing his house, nothing doing; if just idle chatter cut him out.
Mitchell came in person with his reply that he would talk about him when where & how he liked.

Editorial Notes

1dug. KG
2the tom-cat. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Posada, La

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House on the Puig next to Deyá church. Originally part of the Es Molí property. It had been rented by the church for Sunday school. RG and LR bought it in February, 1935, to use as a guest house for their visitors. WG, eds.
  • Ca'n Madó

    Majorca, Sp
    Old flour mill, on the road to Palma, converted into a hydro-electric plant by Gelat. Laura bought him a generator. Part of the orchard was bought by LR & RG. WG

People Mentioned

  • 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).
  • Sebastian

    Gardener getting on for 80. KG
  • 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.
  • Rebecca West

    West, Rebecca
    (1892-1983) Met RG and LR in London, October 1936. RPG 257.; son with H.G. Wells, Anthony "Panther" West; later married to banker Henry Maxwell Andrews KG;
  • Mitchell

    Mitchell, David M.
    Staying at the Hotel in LluchAlcari, Majorca. Sent unwelcome letter to RG. See diary enclosure: Gr01-0347-03, and reference in diary entry for Feb. 3rd, 1936. eds


    • Title: Welsh Ecclesiastical Habits [prose]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Stealing [a homiletic study: later titled Theft]
    • Title: Epilogue II, 1936
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá and London
    • Publisher: Seizin and Constable
    • Idno: B24
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Progress of Stories
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Sunday Times [Sunday newspaper]
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Hutchinson; Times Newspapers