June 18, Thursday

Hot, cloudy.
To Palma , with Karl, by camion 1.
Changed £60 with Short (2000 pesetas. to Gelat) at 'black' rate of 37.50 pesetas.. Notarized my U.S. income tax claim & sent off. P.C. [postcard] to David, advising him & Sam [RG] to come on the 15th by the Scharnhorst (S'hampton [Southampton] 11th).
Letter[RG] Bought net skirt for Laura 15 pes [pesetas] and[RG] at M.M's,[RG] L various cushion cover stuffs, also small amethyst and pearl pendant 12 p. [pesetas]; at Casas keyhole for Posada, tocador [sic: toccador] 2 for knocker, & old tile 1 p [peseta] in all, nothing else of interest.
On return, letter from Fuller returning missing ch. [chapter] 3 and from Richards about Curzon & the Lancers4.
To Posada where fixed keyhole & tocador [sic: toccador] 5.

Editorial Notes

1bus K.G.
2 aldabais Spanish, tocador more Mallorcan: knocker K.G.
3of Antigua eds.
5knocker K.G.

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.
  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Majorca/ Mallorca

    Majorca, Sp
    Largest of the Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of Spain. R.G. and L.R. lived there, in Deyá, from 1929-1936. eds

People Mentioned

  • Bill Fuller

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

    Graves, David
    R.G.'s second child [by Nancy Nicholson]. W.G. In RAF; killed in the war. The only one of Graves' children who might have become a poet had he lived. K.G., 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
  • 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.
  • Short

    Short
    Shipping agent and operator of a lending library in Palma. K.G.
  • Sam

    Graves, Samuel
    R.G.'s youngest child by Nancy Nicholson. C.P.& WG
  • Margarita Mateu

    Mateu, Margarita
    Antique dealer, mostly jewellery, in Palma. WG
  • Casas

    Casas
    Antique dealer in Palma. 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: Old Soldier Sahib
    • Author: Richards, Frank
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, New York
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Harrison Smith & Robert Haas
    • Idno: A44
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Old Soldiers Never Die
    • Author: Richards, Frank
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber
    • Idno: A41
    • Date: 1933