Elfriede died Wednesday May 6

To Palma at 10. It rained there till 1 o clock.
Notarized my Am. [American] Income tax refund claim – 2 more lots.
Bought quantities of old linen stuff cheap from Bonet at 3.50pts. [pesetas] a metre, a red-foil backed topaz & emerald old ring 150[RG], an Ibizan Phoenecian[RG] Roman[RG] scarab ring with wild-boar ×××× [crossed out] intaglio for Karl 85 pts . silly fruit-picture for Posada.
Cheque from Harrison Smith(overestimated it in my forecast), proofs of A.F.G. and of E[RG] some of Epilogue II, letter from John suggesting A.G. at a hotel at Palma. Offered to pay to Palestine from here & entertain her in April.
Many Credito Balear1 officials in jug. One says Director was poisoned & papers burned by staff: I.O.U's from Hotel-schemes etc. New cards for 662.
Laura worked at Troy on her return.

Editorial Notes

1Bank KG
2card game eds.

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.
  • Palma

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

    Balearic Islands, Sp
    One of the three larger islands in the Balearic Archipelago (with Majorca and Menorca). Popular tourist destination. eds

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.
  • Elfriede

    Cameron, Elfriede
    Norman Cameron's first wife; a German woman: whom he first encountered in Deyá K.G.
  • John

    Graves, John
    R.G.'s brother. Visited R.G. & L.R. in 1934 with R.G.'s mother. WG
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Bonet

    Makers of Mallorcan lace in Palma. WG
  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

    R.G.'s American publisher for I, Claudius and Claudius the God. eds.


    • 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
    • Title: Epilogue II
    • Editor: Riding, Laura & Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B24
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937