June 22 Monday.

Worked on Moslem Schools .
Hair cut, ordered San Juan 1 cake, and ventilator for Can Torrent. To Fabrica to hear what news of last night's [sic: nights] meeting about water (Don Pedro and Secretario brought offer to Gelat).
Apparently a surrender, but asked for too much water. Gelat scaled down six hours as a condition for signing. The Doctor was not at the meeting which appointed these emissaries and adopted these terms.
Bartolomé building bench under the algarrobo [sic: algarrobé] 2.
Girls schools in the East 3.
Went over P&Politics with Laura, but it snagged, so did to p [page] 113 in Antigua .
Sebastian Aquel brought more plants (from Salerosa) aloes & cactus & chrysanthemums.

Editorial Notes

1Saint John's day; midsummer village fiesta, or holiday. K.G., eds.
2carob-tree K.G.
3for Schools eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Can Torrent

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House next to Canellun also belonging to LR & RG. Built by Norman Cameron. WG
  • Fábrica

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Home of Juan (Gelat) and his wife, the Madora. K.G. The ground floor was a nave extended over the equivalent of two more lots. This originally was a factory with an oil press, a flour mill and a soap making machine all run by a steam engine. Gelat replaced steam by fuel-oil and installed an electricity generator. When he put in the turbine at Ca'n Madó he removed the machinery and built a Café in its place (the Sala Concordia). WG
  • Ca sa Salerosa

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Literally the house of the happy one. House on the Palma side of the Deyá valley which RG & LR rented when they first arrived in Deyá in 1929 and in which they installed the Albion Press. This house was one that was often available to rent. WG During 1935 it was evidently rented by the McCormacks (See March 17, 1935) CP

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.
  • 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).
  • Pedro

    Canpusevé, Pedro
    Involved in the Deyá water rights dispute. eds.
  • Secretario

    Secretario
    a Deyánese municipal title used by Graves eds.
  • Médico

    Vives, Antonio Dr.
    The village doctor (Deyá). At odds with Gelat (water rights controversy). His brother, Juan Vives, was Gelat's son-in-law. WG

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