*Water Affair Solved[RG] June 29 Monday. San Pedro y Pol 1

Francisca went to Palma to find a cook. Katalina Martina came to help. I got lunch.
Mediaeval Schools .
Laura did another 20 pp [pages] of Antigua with me.
To Fabrica to Tio Pedro 2's fiesta 3 where Gelat told us news of water settlement: they agreed to his terms & signed a contract.
Champagne.
Still no letters.
Sleeping now with one sheet.

Editorial Notes

1Saints Peter and Paul K.G.
2R.G. first underlined Tio Pedro's name, then crossed the underline out. eds.
3name day K.G.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

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

People Mentioned

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Francisca

    Francisca
    maid at Canelluñ hired May 25, 1936 eds.
  • Catalina

    Catalina
    Domestic help. Called in for white-washing, etc. 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: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura