Friday July 5th

To Posada: bath getting on. Fogon 1 being tiled, comedor 2 being tiled, entrada 3 being cleaned up, windows being glazed, cupboard fitted under sink & tiles there. Wall of mina 4 rising and shutter-irons fixed. Ordered shelf for cupboard in Honor's [sic: honours] room.
Cor[RG] Went over Tom Matthews's novel 50 pp.5
After lunch we[RG] made green pickle, using more ginger than last time: also curry powder, Sultanas, pimiento, & samphire, a lot of lemon peel scrapings. 4 1/2 jars, 3 bottles of juice. Very good results.
Sent things in cart to Posada (bed, table, box, pail etc.)
More Tom novel6: then to Margarita with L (my gold shirt) to Posada again – carpenters: all work done by them. Tomorrow will move up. Son Bujosa wine: 40 cm [centimos] 7: good. Read more of Honor's novel8. Letter from E.M. about cheque. From Maisie, about Nancy's probably moving from Sutton Veny. Laura extremely tired.
Figs in creme-de-menthe & water.
Geraniums of all colours mixed with yellow-green stone-crop look nice.
Francisco9 has mended bench-arm – made book cupboard out of the box my mss [manuscripts] came in from England .

Editorial Notes

1charcoal fire KG hearth[?] eds
2dining room. KG
3hall. KG
4passage way. KG
7[the litre] KG
9one of the village carpenters. WG

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.
  • Son Bujosa

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Farm-house on the way to the Cala. WG
  • Sutton Veny

    Wiltshire, ENGL
    The village where Nancy Nicholson lived. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Sommerville, Maisie
    Head of BBC Education broadcasting department. Friend of R.G. and L.R. Arranged accomodation for them when they returned to London as exiles. W.G., eds.
  • Nancy

    Nicholson, Nancy
    (1899-1977) First wife of Robert Graves; married 1918, separated 1927, divorced 1949. eds.
  • Tom

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG
  • Margarita Modista

    Modista: Dress maker (in Deyá). W.G., eds.
  • 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.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Moon's No Fool, The
    • Author: Matthews, Tom
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1936-02-13
    • Title: Mistake Somewhere, A
    • Author: Anonymous [Gordon Glover/Honor Wyatt/Molly Hare]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1936-02-13