August 2 Friday.

Up at 10: made jam. Used Fábrica cauldron1 which 'caught' all the time. Transferred to our own enamel preserving pan & stainless steel saucepan.
Made 8 2lb pots & 6 1lb. Richards. Fixed wire on Schw. peacock bowl2 & hung up in entrada 3; also stag bowl, exchanged with Troy for rabbit picture. Laura having first rest for weeks.
At sea which was roughish: cool wind: various things on shore, including dragon — for blasted heath tree & nest and a lot of husks of palm4 etc. Found wristwatch lost since day before yesterday at foot of cala–rock where I had[RG]had a tussle with Solomon5 who again would not come up rock because I was not dressed.

Editorial Notes

1made of copper. KG
2i.e. gift from Schwarz? eds
3hall. KG
4–tree branches. KG
5Graves' dog. eds

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • 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
  • Cala

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Deyá's fishing cove. This is the cove near Canellun that RG refers to as "the Cala" in his diary. Eds/ WG

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • 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
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.