Feb 25 Shrove Tuesday

Coldish day (but no brasero [sic: brassero] 1 needed)
Sent T.E. letter to Kennington. Sorted saleable T.E. material.
Dictated messy letter of Laura's to Karl for T. Lit.Supp. Sebastian changed violets to bed outside my window.
Letter to L.H. about Chambers typing overcharge; about[RG] sending letters about T.E. to Arnie, & about[RG] additional T.E. letter to letter-material.
Blue grape-hyacinth out.
Sent off T.E. material to Watt – registered, uninsured. With inventory. Also letter in separate cover about reserve price, copyright reserved etc.
Baile 2: had champagne & ensaimada3 & ices at the Fabrica.
Wild peony in flower.

Editorial Notes

1brasier. WG
2Dance. KG
3pastry. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Fábrica

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Home of Juan (Gelat) and his wife, the Madora. K.G. The ground floor was a nave extended over the equivalent of two more lots. This originally was a factory with an oil press, a flour mill and a soap making machine all run by a steam engine. Gelat replaced steam by fuel-oil and installed an electricity generator. When he put in the turbine at Ca'n Madó he removed the machinery and built a Café in its place (the Sala Concordia). 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.
  • Arnie

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

    Gardener getting on for 80. KG
  • Kennington

    Kennington, Eric
    (1888-1960) Painter, friend of T. E. Lawrence. eds.

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: Times Literary Supplement
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Times London
    • Date: 1902-1968