Thursday May 28th

Hot day.
Planted begonias in ×××× [indecipherable] tub and changed other plants. In afternoon Laura, Karl & I planned paths on left of the garden as you come in.
To Posada twice to supervise building of bench by Juan Ferrer & ×××× [indecipherable] Margarita's stepson.
Str & Schw in Palma having Pippa1 injected.
Francisca seems a good worker.
Richards (sweetly) sent me £2.10. his share of a film job, advising Warner Bros [Brothers] about a troopship film.
Wrote 'Lancashire Man' insertion to Ant .
Reading Educational History. 2
Gelat had a junta 3 of shop-keepers to insure that proper contribucion 4 was paid.

Editorial Notes

1pet terrier eds.
2See note, May 21st. eds.
3meeting eds.
4rates K.G.

Hands Referenced

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.
  • Palma

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

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).
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Juan Ferrer

    Ferrer, Juan
    married to Magdalena Ferrer, the butcher; does masonry work at the Posada eds.
  • Richards

    Richards, Frank
    Author of Old Soldiers Never Die and Old Soldier Sahib which R.G. rewrote for him. Was in The Royal Welch Fusiliers, R.G.'s regiment. eds.; Birth name is Francis Phillip Woodruff eds. see Diary September 27, 1936
  • Francisca

    Francisca
    maid at Canelluñ hired May 25, 1936 eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936