Jan 31 Friday

Schools again. Karl to Soller,1 returned looking human.
Gelat came and showed us a mysteriously anonymous circular letter sent to important people in the village about Mayor's duty to ask village to approve of Doctor's extra pay, & complaining of Dr's absence.
Juan put up garden light and new round press-room one. Letter from Vyvyan Richards 2: passages from new book relating to us – might he send us, to approve. Replied friendlily, "please!"
Hot day. Plenty of freezias for cutting. Gelat giving trees chemical manure.

Editorial Notes

1to Dr. Rovira? eds
2who taught LR & RG printing. KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Soller

    Soller, Majorca, Sp
    Town of some 10,000 inhabitants ten kilometers from Deyá. WG

People Mentioned

  • 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.)
  • Dr. Rovira

    Rovira, Dr.
    His practice was in Soller and he was used as their MD once village doctor quarrelled with Gelat. eds.
  • Juan

    Mas, Juan Marroig
    Usually refers to Gelat's son, sometimes to Gelat himself. 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
  • Vyvyan

    Richards, Vyvyan
    Old friend of T.E. Lawrence who owned a private press and helped RG and LR set up their own in Hammersmith (RPG pp.62-3) eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura