July 8th Monday.

Last night Gelat explained that Pepe & Bujosa1 must make application for boat-house-roof together. Will get the Molí table today. Told him we would buy the Salón Concordia a radio set. He has sold the old steam machinery which will enlarge the Salón a lot: hopes to finish by end of month. Sandstone from the Hotel Florida.
Wrote Bank about £100 not paid in on May 9th by Barker as promised. Cabled Beck about putting Seizin Press first in imprint.
To Posada: doors being fitted, plastering here & there, broken stair mended, final row of stones at back door, ordered other[RG] shelves in despensa [sic: dispensa] 2, again, drainboard for kitchen.
Wrote to J. Cape about bygones: also about Arnie's film; suggested L & A useful to sell with film: gave him 10% on foreign sales. To Curtis Browne about film version delay. To Epp.Thatcher3 for camphor. To Ian Richmond about film delay. Tried to make plum & peach ice, with salt & ice. Did not put enough salt (1 kilo needed) but after supper at the Posada in the entrada 4 (candles) & telling Juan where to put electric lights there, & making a list of work there tomorrow, came back & found a third of the thing ice-cream, solid, the rest liquid but cold. Worked till 1 a.m. at Can Torrent finishing Tom's Moon's No Fool .

Editorial Notes

1the owner of Son Bujosa. KG
2larder. KG
3homeopathic chemist. KG
4hall. 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.
  • Son Bujosa

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Farm-house on the way to the Cala. WG
  • Molí, Es

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Large estate which Gelat divided up and sold for the owner. The farm-house was bought by Juan Mayol. RG & LR bought the Posada, Es Piñets and part of Ca'n Madó. 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
  • Can Torrent

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House next to Canellun also belonging to LR & RG. Built by Norman Cameron. WG

People Mentioned

  • 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.)
  • Arnie

    Lawrence, A.W. (Arnie)
    T.E. Lawrence's brother and executor. WG
  • 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
  • Juan

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

    Brown, Curtis
    One of RG's literary agents. WG
  • Ian

    Richmond, Dr. Ian
    Professor of Archaeology who advised A. Korda on historical authenticity for the making of I, Claudius RPG p. 255-6
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Arthur Barker Ltd.

    Barker, Arthur
    The English publisher of I, Claudius and Claudius the God. WG
  • Beck

    Beck
    Firm that printed Epilogue and other Seizin Press books distributed by Constable. WG
  • Seizin Press

    Founded when Robert Graves and Laura Riding began their partnership in London. R.G. and L.R. continued to operate their own press in Deyá, but stopped printing in 1935. Seizin Press published a number of literary works in conjunction with Constable in London, including the Epilogue series, and other works by Laura Riding and their literary associates. eds
  • Jonathan Cape Ltd.

    Jonathan Cape
    London publisher of Lawrence and the Arabs, Good-Bye to All That, No Decency Left, etc. eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Moon's No Fool, The
    • Author: Matthews, Tom
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1936-02-13
    • Title: Lawrence and the Arabs
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Jonathon Cape
    • Idno: A26
    • Date: 1927