Thursday June 27

Sirocco: all windows shut.
To Posada early with stones. Plastering in kitchen & sitting room, and lavabo 1: cowl over fugons 2.
Three drafts of a poem Never Such Love .
To sea, cooler wind. Stones (Karl too) Brought up sponge.
Then with Laura & Honor to Posada: Laura ordered shelves for kitchen from Miguel senior, and we also arranged to[RG]put in fixed window at back. Fugons 3 being plastered. Arranged for upper rooms to be whitewashed by women. Gordon returned, glad to leave the bickerings of Paguera. Constable's high estimate for Epilogue . Letter from Liddell Hart confirming & explaining things. Answered it (forgot to post).
Mss arrived from Bank4 via Short.
Algarrobas 5 turning colour.
Apricots from Can Juni.
Gelat & Madora [sic: Medora] visited us and talked for about 2 hours, late. Cold lemonade and wafers. Hot wind continued. Pepe must get permission for boat house.

Editorial Notes

1lavatory. KG
2charcoal fires. KG
3see above. eds
4Westminster. KG
5St. John's bread. 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.
  • Ca'n Juni

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    garden terraaces belonging to Juan Gelat KG . RG also had access to the fruit there. WG
  • Paguera

    Paguera, Majorca, Sp
    Beach resort near Palma. 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.
  • 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.)
  • 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).
  • Pepe

    Salas, José
    Master builder. Built Canellun. Pepe is a diminutive of José. WG
  • Miguel

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

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • Madora

    Marroig Más, Madora
    Gelat's wife. W.G. R.G. often spells her first name "Medora," and precedes it with "the." eds.
  • Short

    Short
    Shipping agent and operator of a lending library in Palma. K.G.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable
    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG

Bibliography

    • Title: Never Such Love [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: Epilogue I: A Critical Summary
    • Editor: Riding. Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B22
    • Date: 1935

Elements Mentioned

  • Sirocco

    South easterly wind. Used generically for all southerly winds which eddy on the leeward side of the Teix mountains above Deya. WG