Dec 27 Friday

Porchada 1 being put over Can Torrent portal mayor 2.
Engineers surveying carretera 3.
Took Margarita the Modista 4 her gift bottle of anis5.
(Gelat's presents came from the big Palma mansion opposite the Grand Hotel).
Laura reading the T.E. stuff. Cleared off all my remaining letters.
Warm wind: no fires for the last four days.
Moved the hibiscus to[RG] gardenia to shelter from winds.
Torrent by Fábrica full of oranges blown down into it.
Went over T.E. with Laura up to a point.

Editorial Notes

1Porch roof. KG
2front door. KG
3main road. KG
4Dress maker. KG
5liqueur. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Torrent

    Deyá, Mallorca, Spain
    river that cuts through the valley below Graves' house, Canelluñ eds.
  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Can Torrent

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

  • 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.)
  • Laura

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

    Modista: Dress maker (in Deyá). W.G., eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: T.E. Lawrence to His Biographer
    • Author: Lawrence, T.E.
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.
    • Idno: A49
    • Date: 1938