July 17 Friday

Balustrade being mounted by smith1.
Schools . Two new drafts of Birthdays .
Gelat, smith2, Amador, Bartolomé & Seb. Aquel all helping with the balustrade: now finished all but painting and one knob, minus a thread.
B[RG] Can Gelat will be finished by Monday, except for two plumbing jobs.
Sent off Ant. to America, and letter to [sic: To] Eliot asking for wills [sic: Wills] back.
Juan3 spraying trees.
Very tired but better after bath [sic: bathe] and worked until 1 or so on Cards 4 for Epilogue .
* Epilogue II arrived
Oranges about the size of golfballs.

Editorial Notes

1blacksmith eds.
2blacksmith eds.
3Probably Gelat's son. WG
4evidently not a poem: possibly an article or publicity material? Not found in Epilogue III. DW; eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Can Gelat

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    One of a group of houses behind the Fábrica called the Viña Vieja. WG

People Mentioned

  • Bartolomé

    Bartolomé
    The mason. WG
  • Amador

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

    Eliot
    L.R. & R.G.'s solicitor in London. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Editor: Riding, Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: To Disown the Once Written [poem; becomes To Disown the Records, then Birthday. Not traced. Apparently not published. D.W.]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1936-07-15
    • Title: Cards [poem]
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1936-07-17
    • Title: Epilogue II
    • Editor: Riding, Laura & Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B24
    • Date: 1936