Thursday May 16

This is the day Honor (& Gordon?) start. Wedding of Antonio Cas Pintat & Martine1 of the Casa Guapa: wedding breakfast in New Café: chocolate, ensaimadas 2, cream ices, sherry, champagne, sponge-cakes, cigarettes, cigars, bags of sweets3 to take home. St. [Strenge] to lunch ( Sch [Schwarz] in Barcelona) Finished the picture-pasting & varnished over. Rainy day.
Morey 4 round table came.
To Margarita's with Laura.
Karl returned from Palma: news of T.E. [T.E. Lawrence] : may live: fractured skull. Accident was Monday.[RG]
Tomatoes in case came. Very tired.
Changed Posada picture came.
To village with Gelat to hear radio news. "Unchanged"
Gelat told of visit of mysterious French engineer with designs on his water power.

Editorial Notes

1? B.G.
2local pastry. WG
3sugar-coated almonds. KG
4Mulberry-wood. KG

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.
  • Bar Las Palmeras [the "New Café"]

    Deyá, Majorca, Spain
    Located opposite Can Pep Moso, and just up the street from the Sala. The only purpose built cafés in Deyá were Las Palmeras and the Sala. WG
  • Barcelona

    Catalunya, Spain
    Located on the Mediterranean coast. eds.

People Mentioned

  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Strenge

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

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

    Proprietor of Café. Also Butcher. WG
  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Edward Marsh

    Marsh, Edward
    Influential civil servant and friend of R.G.'s and many others from WW I, also Georgian poets and artists. W.G. & C.P.
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG
  • Antonio de Ca's Pintat

    Carpenter. Francisco of Ca l'Abat's son. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.