June 26th Friday.

Bench finished. Bartolomé putting ventilator in spare-bedroom at Can Torrent,& sealing up smell in patio 1.
Mesquida whitewashed.
Helped Seb. Aquel to paint the rose arbour with creosote.
26 sacks of tobacco captured by coast guards near Lluchalcari. The two c.g. [coast guards]s will get about 6000p [pesetas]. each — apart from what they may have to pay to the denouncer, possibly someone with a small stake in the tobacco.
Carl black-painted balustrade between Can Torrent and Canellun.
Slept with only a sheet, for first time.
L. decided definitely to get rid of Catalina.

Editorial Notes

1court-yard K.G.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Can Torrent

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

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

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    The dining room in Canellun was called the Mesquida after a painting hanging in it. WG
  • Llucalcari

    Llucalcari, Majorca, Sp
    Hamlet with hotel some three kilometres from Deyá on the way to Soller. WG. RG spells it "Lluchalcari" in the Diary.

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.
  • 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.
  • Catalina

    Catalina
    Cook from Palma employed by RG and LR; worked with Margarita, the chambermaid. W.G., eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura