Sunday March 22.

To Rovira at Soller by the camion 1 at 7 am. Rovira said I was constitutionally inclined to the things2 & they were of an unusual kind, hard to expel. Go on with the treatment. In his waiting room & afterwards at cafá worked over Chapter VIII again; expanding in afternoon & giving to Karl to type. At this rate should get it done by end of April, in 17 chapters or so.
It rained violently, hot sun in afternoon.
* MacCormacks said goodbye after a chicken supper and afterwards a comedia 3 from Palma at the Sala – the first held there. About 200 present. Vida Nuova 4 & El Sexo Debil 5 the first in Mallorquin. Juan cleared 120p [pesetas] [RG] . The M's left us various bottles & jars, 2 camp chairs, a stick of shaving soap, chutney, some studs, some old murder mysteries. Betty's gold net cap, a present for Laura, which she had forgotten to deliver.

Editorial Notes

1bus eds.
2kidney stones? K.G.
3play K.G.
4New Life K.G.
5The Weaker Sex K.G.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

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

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Salón Concordia. Gelat's café. Variously refered to as the Sala or the Salón. The village youths had shares in it. It was later called the Salón Deportivo. WG
  • Soller

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Rovira, Dr.
    His practice was in Soller and he was used as their MD once village doctor quarrelled with Gelat. eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.