Thursday, Ap. 18

To Miguel the carpenter whom I brought back. He took measures for the porches over front doors of Ca'n Torrent & Canellun, also for Canellun cellar door. Also measures for window screens. Antonia 1 & Carmen whitewashing cellar[RG] Isabel's cellar. Miguel did lock on patio door, also pulleys on L [Laura] 's windows.
Two Englishwomen passing: ×××× [crossed out] " And then, poor man, he [RG] made the marmalade. He got it either burned or smoked: it wasn't bad."
Papered my chest of drawers.
Letter from Oman undertaking to ask question about royalties in House of Commons. Wrote to thank. Books from Heffers: Harlican Miscellany,, 2 Oliphants2, Troy to Tarsus; also King & Queen of Congo3.
L [Laura] & I visited I. [Isabel] Better: up. Procession with candles from Church & candles in every window in big houses.
Focus came. They had left out a whole line again and made format smaller than last time.
New red runners on table.

Editorial Notes

1could be Antonio (Carmen's husband) instead; the couple was doing whitewashing together the day before. See Apr.17th entry. eds.
2novels by Mrs. Margaret Oliphant (1828-1897). KG,eds.
3engravings; see Apr.10th. eds

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Canellun

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Laura Riding and Robert Graves' house. Also Canellun (private) road. WG, KG
  • Can Torrent

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House next to Canellun also belonging to LR & RG. Built by Norman Cameron. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Isabel
    Live-in maid from Murcia. Her mother (Carmen) then came over with Josefa who also came to work later. WG
  • Heffer

    Heffer
    Antiquuarian bookseller and engravings seller in Cambridge C.P. & WG
  • Antonia

    Antonia
    Proprietor of the Café Ca'n Pep Moso, opposite the Fabrica. The medico's mistress. WG
  • Miguel

    Miguel
    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG
  • Carmen

    Carmen
    Murciana (a Murcian immigrant). Married to Antonio. Maid: called on for help around the house, white-washing, etc. Isabel & Josefa's mother. WG
  • Oman, M.P.

    Oman, M.P.
    Member for Oxford University. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Focus I, II, III, IV [newsletter]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1935