June 19 Friday.

Working on 2nd trial and interlocutory injunction in Antigua , on India in Schools , with Laura on Politics & Poetry ; went to Margarita, no trousers yet ready. Bartolome mending plaster at Canellun round doors, paths in shrubbery finished, pu[RG] making holes for putting bannisters on the steps in front of front door. Amador brought Can Mado earth to Posada. Sebastian Aquel made seed-bed with Emmi's seeds. In the evening a punch-bowl at Str & Sch. Laughed like anything over nothing. To bed at 10.30.
Found number of seedling lavender bushes and[RG] Garden daisy first out.
Laura writing about politics.

Hands Referenced

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

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.
  • Canellun

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

People Mentioned

  • Bartolomé

    Bartolomé
    The mason. WG
  • Sebastian

    Aquel, Sebastian
    "That" Sebastian? (nickname) K.G. A villager who helped out with renovations, landscaping etc. May have had some seniority among the labourers there. W.G., eds.
  • Amador

    Amador
    Gelat's right hand man. Drove the bus. WG; also Gelat's chauffeur KG
  • 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
  • Margarita Modista

    Modista: Dress maker (in Deyá). W.G., eds.
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. 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: Politics and Poetry [essay]
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Author: Riding, Laura/ Graves, Robert/ Kemp, Harry/ Hodge, Alan/ Vara, Madeleine
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • BiblScope: 6-53
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura