March 4 Wednesday .

Cabled ×××× [indecipherable] Leicester Gallery1 to sell Deyá Valley2 instead of keeping for us; & to Watt 'awaiting cable' about T.E. stuff3 not yet acknowledged.
G . goes to Madrid, after a row with the Mayor, the medico's4 sisters & a plain declaration to the maestro5 & Secretario6 that he is going to get rid of Medico & turn out the Parish council.
Watt replied not yet received: but Castor says has gone by sea: takes weeks.
Laura tired & went to bed (gave G. 1000pts.).
Went over Schw. Aphorisms7 with Laura. Note on Translations.

Editorial Notes

1Run by Sandy Brown; London K.G.
3material for the projected biography? eds
4doctor's eds.
5schoolmaster K.G.
6civil servant administrator in the Deyá town hall W.G.
7? Not identified. See also Aug. 24, 1935. eds.

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • 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.)
  • Swartz

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Aldridge

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 eds.
  • 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
  • Médico

    Vives, Antonio Dr.
    The village doctor (Deyá). At odds with Gelat (water rights controversy). His brother, Juan Vives, was Gelat's son-in-law. WG
  • Castor

    Postman. 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


    • Title: Translation [prose: unpublished?]
    • Author: Graves, Robert, Riding Laura
    • Date: 1936-02