June 28 Sunday.

Got up at 5.30 to make sure Catalina went off. She was not there – Mass? Waite[RG]She appeared at the gate later, where I paid her, her 15 pes. [pesetas] owing[RG], & saw her off in Bart's car. Spent morning (after a sleep) in cooking Sunday roast as it should be cooked with proper gravy, mintsauce etc.
Mediaeval Schools .
In afternoon after watering at the Posada, where Karl & I took the picture lent us by Schwarz, entertained Pedro, Catalina & Madora. Then to village – ices – and gave Strenge the agate brooch at last ready (from Barcelona).
In evening Laura did one page of Antigua with me, grew tired, went to bed.
Strike at Barcelona: no letters.

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.
  • Barcelona

    Catalunya, Spain
    Located on the Mediterranean coast. eds.

People Mentioned

  • Bartolomé

    Bartolomé
    The mason. WG
  • 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
  • Madora

    Marroig Más, Madora
    Gelat's wife. W.G. R.G. often spells her first name "Medora," and precedes it with "the." eds.
  • Tio/Don Pedro & Tia/Doña Catalina

    Pedro or Catalina
    Cousins of Gelat from Madrid; RG refers to them interchangeably as Don or Doña and Tio/a, meaning uncle or aunt eds.
  • 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.
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • Catalina

    Catalina
    Cook from Palma employed by RG and LR; worked with Margarita, the chambermaid. W.G., eds.
  • 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: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura