Tuesday May 26

Heavy soaking rain.
Wrote post-trial conversation1 between Jane & Babraham.
With Gelat to Posada where decided to do casita 2 floor with Can Mado gravel rammed flat. To Can Mado with Gelat to see Sebastian Aquel's garden: he came to Canellun later & fetched plants.
Fuller wrote: mentioned 10 guineas as a fee: sent 15.
Laura busy at her Troy daily stint.
Mary Phillips wrote at last.
Schwarz & Strenge returned with presents of chocolate, scarf, & an agate paper knife which broke in my pocket as we said goodbye. Str distressed by the terrier3 Pippa's nervousness.[RG]
Bartolomé (of France)[RG] building ball[RG] wall at end ×××× [indecipherable] [RG] of garden. Made a Tailor at cards4
Read a silly detective novel: Sudden Death5.

Editorial Notes

1in Antigua eds.
2shed K.G.
3short haired bitch K.G.
4refers to the card game "66." eds.
5 Sudden Death (1932) by Freeman Wills Croft eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Canellun

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

    Majorca, Sp
    Old flour mill, on the road to Palma, converted into a hydro-electric plant by Gelat. Laura bought him a generator. Part of the orchard was bought by LR & RG. 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).
  • Swartz

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • Bill Fuller

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

    Bartolomé
    The mason. WG
  • Sebastian

    Sebastian
    Gardener getting on for 80. KG
  • Mary

    Phillips, Mary
    Visitor. Typed most of I, Claudius. Later married James Reeves. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937