Tuesday July 2.

To Posada. Only two masons working, two boys, 1 man whitewashing. Also all the water in the well used – a[RG]boys bailing it out with[RG] from inside.
Came back & told Laura.
Pepe summoned: rowed by Laura. Promises to get several more men and finish by Saturday.
Gelat brings gravel from Can Medo. Undertakes to see that Pepé keeps his promise. Tells of Carindo's secret visit: the médico complains that he has been deserted. Gelat suggests demands to be made which he will grant: e.g. water by day not night for Son Morantes (more convenient to him), offer on behalf of Ca'n Malric [sic: Can Malrich] to contribute 200 pes [pesetas] to making siqui 1 – just so that the Doctor appears to have gained something: the last prize in a competition, says Gelat.
Schw. stuff all evening.
Wrote to A.G. & to Margaret Russell, with photographs.

Editorial Notes

1canal. 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 Madó

    Majorca, Sp
    Old flour mill, on the road to Palma, converted into a hydro-electric plant by Gelat. Laura bought him a generator. Part of the orchard was bought by LR & RG. WG
  • Son Morantes

    Majorca, Sp
    Farm ? WG
  • Ca'n Malric

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Land on the way to the Cala by LR & RG's road. Robert had access to its fruit. Was it the name of the land he owned? WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Salas, José
    Master builder. Built Canellun. Pepe is a diminutive of José. 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.)
  • Carindo

    Name? broke ranks with the doctor. Semenéte de Ca'n Carindo ?
  • Médico

    Vives, Antonio Dr.
    The village doctor (Deyá). At odds with Gelat (water rights controversy). His brother, Juan Vives, was Gelat's son-in-law. WG
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG
  • Margaret

    Russell, Margaret
    House-keeper L.R. & R.G. had had in London. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.