Sept 4 Wednesday.

To Palma 8.30.
Dentist; Laura & I (15 pes [pesetas] each)
Bought silk stuff for shirt for me & dressing-gown for Laura. Lamp for Laura's workroom 48 pes [pesetas]. Gold watch 'Touring' at Pomar 140 pes [pesetas] & pale gold[RG] chain 50. First one [sic: once] since my confirmation one lost during War.
Lunch at Lena's Bar for first time: very good food but starings.
Bought six teaspoons at Pomar for 4 pesetas each.
Coffee at Sch [Schwarz] & Str. [Strenge] who are giving up flat & taking another in the Taberna Vasca 1 (bankrupt now) building.
On way back Gelat stopped at the finca 2 of the man who bought Molí to sell again. G. [Gelat] had fixed up a delicate business for him with the judge.
Dead tired by Palma air: but listened-in at Sala to Geneva3 1st day report.

Editorial Notes

1Basque Tavern[?] eds
2farm. KG
3League of Nations,[re.?]Abyssinia. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Lena's Bar

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    LR and RG sometimes ate here while in Palma on shopping or business trips. eds.
  • Valldemossa

    Valldemossa, Majorca, Sp
    Village on the way to Palma. WG
  • Deyá

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Town located on the northwest coast of Majorca, on the hillside between the Teix Mountains and the sea: this was RG's home with Laura Riding from 1929 to 1936. He returned there with his family after WW II. Eds.
  • 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

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • Laura

    Riding,Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • 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.)
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Pomar

    Pomar
    Palma Jeweller. WG