June 10th Wednesday.

To Posada early.
Kitchen window opening-apparatus fixed, knobs on kitchen door, water-shed on front door, éscritoire [sic: escritoire] 1 mended, towel-racks fixed. One zinc panel still be be fixed on front door.
First load of Can Mado sand fetched for paths, and more cartloads of stone.
Rowed Miguel for creosote mess on floors.
Gummed down torn edges of press-patchwork-cover.
Books to attic: put up my own mosquito net.
Checked Greek Dramatists note2.
Gave Antigua to Laura to read, after a final insertion about the oxidisation of stamps.
Laura Karl & I went to Can Mado on visit of inspection. Casita 3 nearly destroyed.
First dahlia.

Editorial Notes

1desk eds.
2for Drama eds.
3shed K.G.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • 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
  • 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).
  • Miguel

    Miguel
    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG
  • 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.

Bibliography

    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Drama
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Author: Riding, Laura/ Hodge, Alan/ Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • BiblScope: 193-226
    • Date: 1937