Saturday Ap 27

Another morning spent rearranging Canellun & Can Torrent, hanging up plates and pictures and mirrors. Rosa came with my new grey-black waistcoat. Reversed covering of my mass-stool.
Catalina & Magdalena finishing Can Torrent cleaning and whitewashing.
Karl took S. [Salamo] for his walk: I was too tired. Rearranging continued all evening.
Letter from Richmond, willing to help if Korda needs him.
Unpacked the china service bought for Can Torrent. Tidied cellar, where new table.
Gelat had heard about Cura. Cura will ×××× [scribbled out] give up keys1 on May 31, and receive 150 pesetas. He does not yet know that by the Vicar General's orders it is for the Church not his own pocket.

Editorial Notes

1to the Posada. eds.

Hands Referenced

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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Rosa

    Dress maker. Also made cushions, seat covers, etc. WG
  • 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.)
  • Korda

    Korda, Alexander
    Director of the film version of I Claudius.
  • Cura

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

    Richmond, Dr. Ian
    Professor of Archaeology who advised A. Korda on historical authenticity for the making of I, Claudius RPG p. 255-6
  • Catalina

    Domestic help. Called in for white-washing, etc. WG
  • Magdalena Martina.

    Martina, Magdalena
    One of the women called on to whitewash. WG