Tuesday Ap 21.

Going word by word through Ant (first 42 pp [pages]) for discrepencies. Carl typed Ch [Chapter] 11, & I went through that too.
At 12 o'c [o'clock] Marjorie Launder & Alan Bartlett turned up from Soller, friends of James: she a schoolmistress, he an official at the Ministry of Agriculture. They stopped to lunch. Afterwards to the Posada & finding the church open, L. K, & they went in (she borrowed my hat). I stayed outside with Solomon1. The cura showing off before two nuns said: "Eso es intolerable. Que salgen. No pueden entrar en este edificio sin mi permiso."2 Laura wrote a letter to the Fomento de Turismo3, with the other three as witnesses, to complain.
Letters from Constable to Laura about H.S. business – want to deal themselves at 5% commission. And theatrical letter from Gordon. And from Yeats asking for Laura's poems: perhaps she will refuse as 'her '[RG]husband' had already done.
Warmer: a little rain.

Editorial Notes

1Graves' dog eds.
2 "This is intolerable. Let them leave. They may not enter this building without my permission." K.G.
3Palma Tourist Office K.G.

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.
  • Soller

    Soller, Majorca, Sp
    Town of some 10,000 inhabitants ten kilometers from Deyá. WG

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.
  • Marjorie

    Launder, Marjorie
    Schoolmistress; friend of James Reeves R.G.
  • Alan Bartlett

    Official at Ministry of Agriculture; friend of James Reeves R.G.
  • James

    Reeves, James
    Schoolmaster, writer and Poet. Friend of Jacob Bronowski. W.G./ K.G.; m. to Mary Phillips; daughter Stella born June 14, 1938 eds.
  • Cura

    Jordi, Don
    Don Jordi, the Priest. WG
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Yeats

    Yeats, William Butler
    (1865-1939) Major Irish poet. eds. Was on the island of Majorca December 1935. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

    R.G.'s American publisher for I, Claudius and Claudius the God. eds.
  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG


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