July 27 Saturday

Got up at 11.30. Rosa came.×××× [crossed out]
×××× [crossed out] Worked at inserts of Richards' first chapter. Laura had a talk with Carl about deportment.
She slept until 5 (I working on Richards 1). I went to Fábrica[RG] Margarita to order my grey americano 2, & to Posada to open windows (shutting shutters) turn out lights, take into[RG] away perishables.
Then worked at Gordon's Life3, after L. went over it. Carl brought melon, & we had coffee ice. Laura's stomach bad. I went to Fábrica & recovered her parasol & fan from camión 4. More work on Gordon 5. Bed at 12.
Gelat expects no result of law suit for two months. Concordia ceiling finished: tiles green & yellow, being laid diagonally.

Editorial Notes

2Spanish [slang?] for "jacket" KG; KG also replaces the final "o" with "a". eds.
4bus. KG
5i.e. Gordon's autobiography: see above. eds.

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.
  • 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
  • Fábrica

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Home of Juan (Gelat) and his wife, the Madora. K.G. The ground floor was a nave extended over the equivalent of two more lots. This originally was a factory with an oil press, a flour mill and a soap making machine all run by a steam engine. Gelat replaced steam by fuel-oil and installed an electricity generator. When he put in the turbine at Ca'n Madó he removed the machinery and built a Café in its place (the Sala Concordia). WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Modista: Dress maker (in Deyá). W.G., eds.
  • Richards

    Richards, Frank
    Author of Old Soldiers Never Die and Old Soldier Sahib which R.G. rewrote for him. Was in The Royal Welch Fusiliers, R.G.'s regiment. eds.; Birth name is Francis Phillip Woodruff eds. see Diary September 27, 1936
  • Rosa

    Rosa
    Dress maker. Also made cushions, seat covers, etc. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Mistake Somewhere, A
    • Author: Anonymous [Gordon Glover/Honor Wyatt/Molly Hare]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1936-02-13
    • Title: Old Soldier Sahib
    • Author: Richards, Frank
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, New York
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Harrison Smith & Robert Haas
    • Idno: A44
    • Date: 1936