Thursday June 20th

Fiesta: Corpus.1
Wrote two drafts of poem: Lines to Myself . Then read Molly & Gordon's lives.2 To sea: more stones. Swam ×××× [crossed out] round point and played at Jesus & St. Peter with Honor & Gordon.
All afternoon read Molly's & Gordon's lives. Supper at fonda 3. Eskimo Nell4 read & presented to Mary.
Gelat says that work on Concordia is to begin next week: there is a sociedad 5 of the young men who are renting the place, 200 pts. a year, with Juan as partner, & a profit sharing scheme. We shall present a clock & probably also pay for the tiles. He definitely bought the Piñets today.

Editorial Notes

1 Corpus Christi. KG
2i.e. their memoirs; would become A Mistake Somewhere . eds
3village pension. KG
4popular ribald ballad, origins unknown. eds
5society. KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Piñets, Es

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Part of Es Molí estate purchased by RG & LR along with the Posada and part of Ca'n Madó. WG
  • Fonda

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Inn next to Margarita's Café. Occasionally ate there. WG
  • Concordia

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Salón Concordia. Gelat's café. Variously refered to as the Sala or the Salón. The village youths had shares in it. It was later called the Salón Deportivo. WG

People Mentioned

  • 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.)
  • Mary

    Phillips, Mary
    Visitor. Typed most of I, Claudius. Later married James Reeves. WG
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. 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).
  • Juan

    Mas, Juan Marroig
    Usually refers to Gelat's son, sometimes to Gelat himself. WG
  • Molly

    Hare, Molly
    Canadian. Third person in Gordon Glover-Honor Wyatt triangle; co-author of "A Mistake Somewhere". WG

Bibliography

    • Title: Lines to Myself [poem: unpublished (became "Address to Myself"?)]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Mistake Somewhere, A
    • Author: Anonymous [Gordon Glover/Honor Wyatt/Molly Hare]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1936-02-13