Feb 20 Thursday

Answered L.H.: long letter & also sent off typescript (perhaps for last time) registered.
Richards sent alternate passage. Faber sent a wire saying tea kettles to be retained. Wrote to both.
Went over A.F.G. points with Laura.
Apricot blossom showing, & fig leafing. Gordon sent Stamp Auction report: excused him £2 of the £8 he owes me. Thanked.
Started Jacob Faithful1 after finishing Newton Foster.
Karl did poster for Carnaval ball.
(Trouble in Cort 2 yesterday: violence by police in dispersing a Left crowd: one man skull damaged, another shot through lungs. Machine guns now posted in the Plaza. Very foolish)
To the Baile3, Laura in her new old cotton [figure - sketch of dress] dress. Played cards in corner of Sala. Later, gramophone at Can Torrent, & danced.

Editorial Notes

1by Captain Marryat. KG
2Plaza; here refers to the plaza in Palma. KG
3Dance. KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Concordia

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Salón Concordia. Gelat's café. Variously refered to as the Sala or the Salón. The village youths had shares in it. It was later called the Salón Deportivo. WG
  • Can Torrent

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Richards

    Richards, Frank
    Author of Old Soldiers Never Die and Old Soldier Sahib which R.G. rewrote for him. Was in The Royal Welch Fusiliers, R.G.'s regiment. eds.; Birth name is Francis Phillip Woodruff eds. see Diary September 27, 1936

Organizations Mentioned

  • Faber & Faber

    Publishers of Old Soldier Sahib and Old Soldiers Never Die. WG


    • Title: Almost Forgotten Germany [Almost Forgotten Times]
    • Author: Schwarz, Georg
    • Editor: Trans. Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A45
    • Date: 1936