Oct 10 Thursday Moon nearly full.

To village for cigarettes: visited Posada where water now in well. Syringa in bud: took cuttings. Went over garden with Laura: we decided on new crescent bed. Planted cuttings of yellow creeper, & of wall flowers snapdragons.[RG]
Two more drafts of Moments in Never 1: now called Proofs of Royalty & then Laura went over it with me.
Packed up folding bed.
Workmen not working at Casita 2.
Row of geraniums cleared out & replanted with cuttings.
To Margarita's,3 but didn't get there: instead to Fábrica: radio, with news of sanctions voted. Medora says Dr 4 & his party in Palma yesterday: may appeal.
Helped Catalina stuff aubergines & peppers for supper.
Cards (66) after with Laura.
Worked (2 drafts) on Historical Particulars .5
Laura at Troy again

Editorial Notes

1See June 12-13. eds
2shed. KG
3? or could be Margarita Modista? eds
4the Médico. eds
5See diary entry June 25th. 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.
  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • 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).
  • Margarita Modista

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

    Marroig Más, Madora
    Gelat's wife. W.G. R.G. often spells her first name "Medora," and precedes it with "the." eds.
  • Margarita

    Proprietor of Café. Also Butcher. WG
  • Médico

    Vives, Antonio Dr.
    The village doctor (Deyá). At odds with Gelat (water rights controversy). His brother, Juan Vives, was Gelat's son-in-law. WG
  • Catalina

    Catalina
    Cook from Palma employed by RG and LR; worked with Margarita, the chambermaid. W.G., eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Moments in Never [poem; later Proofs of Royalty; published as Fragment of a Lost Poem]
    • Title: Robert Graves: Complete Poems Vol. II
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Beryl Graves and Dunstan Ward
    • PubPlace: Manchester
    • Publisher: Carcanet Press
    • BiblScope: pp. 86, 313 (note).
    • Date: 1995-1999
    • Title: What Then? [poem: became Historical Particulars. June 25, 1935 R.G.]
    • Author: Graves, Robert