Feb 13 Thursday

Expected Margarita but she did not arrive.
Maria Font Fresc 1 expects to get M's job if a vacancy occurs: difficult because she is shortsighted.
Took tin oven bought from a travelling tin smith up to Posada.
Translation all day: finished.
Letter from David, & nice ones to L & me from Joän Junyer.
Carabinero 2's son had accident to head. Médico gambling in Palma: sent for & arrived 3 1/2 hours late. Trouble brewing.
Seb. transplanted scabious.

Editorial Notes

1daughter of Sebastian the gardener. KG
2Coast-guard. KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Chambermaid from Palma. Worked with Catalina the Cook. WG
  • Maria de sa Font Fresca

    De sa Font Fresca, Maria
    Gelat's mistress (or one of them) C.P. & W.G. Sebastian the gardener's daughter (spells "Fresca" without the final "a"?) K.G.
  • David

    Graves, David
    R.G.'s second child [by Nancy Nicholson]. W.G. In RAF; killed in the war. The only one of Graves' children who might have become a poet had he lived. K.G., eds.
  • Joän

    Junyer, Joän
    Nephew of Sebastian Junyer. Also a good painter. W.G.; Deaf-mute Catalan painter, ex-pupil of Picasso's, who lived in his uncle's house in Lluch Alcari [Llucalcari]. K.G.; introduced Ward and Dorothy Hutchinson to RG & LR in 1935 eds.
  • 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
  • Sebastian

    Sebastian
    Gardener getting on for 80. KG

Bibliography

    • Title: Translation [prose: unpublished?]
    • Author: Graves, Robert, Riding Laura
    • Date: 1936-02
    • Title: Moon's No Fool, The
    • Author: Matthews, Tom
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1936-02-13
    • Title: Mistake Somewhere, A
    • Author: Anonymous [Gordon Glover/Honor Wyatt/Molly Hare]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1936-02-13