Ap 16 Thursday

At 1 o clock went to Palma and saw Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times(Painful.) With Str & Schw & Karl.
Saward1 'notarized' my income tax claims for U.S.
Laura bought herself a fountain pen & me two new ties.
This was the day that Hecatata2 ×××× [indecipherable] the black cat with white markings on her chest (who never would have anything to do with us) was badly wounded (by Alice3?)and had to be shot by a cousin of Antonia's. Buried by me near the bridge.

Editorial Notes

1consular employee? K.G.
2Hecate K.G.
3cat eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG


    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936