1936[RG] March 9th Monday

To sea: to bathe in small cala 1. Let Solomon2 off the leash to follow. He ran away. Returned to Canellun, hoping to find him there. Not there. Down to Cala[RG] sea again, found him in other Cala, where he had old-fashionedly gone as more suitable place. Meanwhile Mrs. MacCormack had gone back from Cala to Salerosa to tell W. McC not to bring down the dog, Ramell, for fear of a fight. Karl went down by long road to look for Solomon all the way to Cala.
Went over points in C.C. with Laura .
Warm wind.
213 at Salerosa with the 4 McCormacks.
Wrote to Jenny, A.G., Clarissa, Fuller with questions.

Editorial Notes

1cove K.G.
2Graves' dog eds.
3 Vingt-et-un - card game K.G.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Ca sa Salerosa

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Literally the house of the happy one. House on the Palma side of the Deyá valley which RG & LR rented when they first arrived in Deyá in 1929 and in which they installed the Albion Press. This house was one that was often available to rent. WG During 1935 it was evidently rented by the McCormacks (See March 17, 1935) CP
  • Canellun

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Laura Riding and Robert Graves' house. Also Canellun (private) road. WG, KG
  • Cala

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Deyá's fishing cove. This is the cove near Canellun that RG refers to as "the Cala" in his diary. Eds/ WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding,Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • McCormacks

    McCormack, Walter & Violet
    Tenants of Ca'n Torrent. Had two daughters: Jennifer, a dancer, & Betty. Continued their friendship with Robert and Laura in England. eds.
  • 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.
  • Bill Fuller

    Fuller, William
    lawyer and researcher for Antigua Penny Puce KG; m. to Mary Fuller eds.
  • Clarissa

    Graves, Clarissa, Janie
    R.G.'s sister who was in charge of children's broadcasting in Palestine. R.G. and she were estranged from 1932 until the fall of 1936. See RPG p 273 CP
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Convalescent Conversations [fiction]
    • Author: Madeleine Vara [Laura Riding]
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1936