Saturday. June 22nd

To Posada: plastering of entrada 1 will be finished today. Sink brought up.
Fetched Gordon & Honor: Laura read them a severe letter she had written to Gordon about his indecisiveness & insults. He undertook to cable to Molly ending things.
Worked on Lines Address [RG] to Myself & Address to Customers ( Receipt for Moneys ) and What Then? Sea: swam to swallow-rock with Mary & Karl. Grey mullets & swallows. Fishermen gave me a coral plant. Solomon2 chased a goat, got it down, sucked its ears. I lost my sun-[RG]glasses in the excitement. Stones for Posada. Very hot weather which makes me feel well. One sheet only for the last three nights.
Work started on boat-house.
Play on Plaza3: The Two Brothers in Spanish and Deafness of Don Joachim in Mallorquin.
Back at 1.30. Won wrist-watch in raffle for 2 pesetas 25. Worth about[RG] 35 ×××× [crossed out]pesetas. First occasion ever. No 333. Felt sure to win, too. Laura in white taffeta red trimmed, white cornelian beads rose-topaz earrings white lace cap.

Editorial Notes

1hall. KG
2RG's dog. eds
3village square. 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.

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.
  • Laura

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

    Hare, Molly
    Canadian. Third person in Gordon Glover-Honor Wyatt triangle; co-author of "A Mistake Somewhere". WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Address to Myself [poem: scrapped Aug. 11, 1935 R.G.; became Address to Self, published posthumously]
    • Title: Robert Graves: Complete Poems Vol. III
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Beryl Graves and Dunstan Ward
    • PubPlace: Manchester
    • Publisher: Carcanet Press
    • BiblScope: p. 555 (note)
    • Date: 1995-1999
    • Title: Receipt for Moneys [poem: also called Address to Customers. Was "scrapped" see diary Apr. 3, 1936]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: What Then? [poem: became Historical Particulars. June 25, 1935 R.G.]
    • Author: Graves, Robert