July 21 Tuesday.

Schools a bit but atmosphere not good for work. No post. Mallorca isolated from outer world.[RG]
Radio news of Govt [Government] victories.
Orders from Palma to close radios.
Two Guards-Civils 1 came to Medico asking for local Fascist chief. He said there was none.
14 officers[RG] people[RG] killed at Pollensa & many carabineros[RG] including a F. [Fascist] officer.[RG]
Menorca loyal to Govt [Government], also fleet, & air force. In Barcelona churches confiscated
C.C. & Can-fusimain youth wish[RG] to go to Palma to help F [Fascist]'s. (Did not go. But Valenti the mason called up, the one married a few days ago)[RG]
Alan painted length of balustrade, Bartolome making plaza near viejo camino 2. Catalina working for us for the moment.
I painted Posada lavatory door but did not quite finish. Alan\did well-head.[RG]
Troops came through at night in camions 3 with cannon, shouting viva el Fascismo.

Editorial Notes

1 Guardis-Civiles Civil Guards KG
2old path KG
3lorries KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

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

    Pollensa, Majorca, Sp
    Town at the north end of Majorca. WG R.G. sometimes spells it "Pollenza." eds.
  • Barcelona

    Catalunya, Spain
    Located on the Mediterranean coast. eds.
  • Majorca/ Mallorca

    Majorca, Sp
    Largest of the Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of Spain. R.G. and L.R. lived there, in Deyá, from 1929-1936. eds
  • Minorca

    Balearic Islands, Spain
    One of the Balearic Islands eds.
  • Ca'n Fusimañ

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Farm-house in the village. WG

People Mentioned

  • Bartolomé

    Bartolomé
    The mason. WG
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Catalina

    Catalina
    Domestic help. Called in for white-washing, etc. WG
  • 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
  • Valenti

    Valenti
    a mason in Deyá RG Dairy July 21, 1936
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

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