Aug 1st Saturday

Millionario told me of radio news from Paris about international incident of 2 Italian planes that were forced down by the storm in French Morocco: and of an (??) international conference today to decide on protection of ×××× [indecipherable] foreign property. Blue[RG] Trousers from Margarita modista. Time & Fortune came – first mail since July 20th or so.
The oleanders1 in full bloom, also zinnias and dahlias. Cornflowers transplanted to main bed, where path finished. Short sent a p.c:2 "Expect 'all clear' to sound in[RG] within[RG] a week."
Second section of Troy .
First grapes. Camion 3 did not go to Palma.
Beer at Costa D'Or, where no people again – foreigners retreated, Palma people patriotically returned to the bombs – now heavier ones.
* Bartolomé finished work and cleared up the grounds. Supper with Lots:4 asparagus, cray fish, beer etc. Cabrera taken by Govt [Government]. Mallorca reported from England evacuated of foreigners under threat of bombardment. Cheering F. [Fascist] patrol every night.

Editorial Notes

1rose bay eds.
2postcard eds.
3bus KG
4? Possibly guests at the hotel Costa d'Or. WG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Paris

    France
  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Hotel Costa d'Or

    Llucalcari, Majorca, Sp
    In Llucalcari. Went there for drinks and occasionally meals. It was the best hotel, the Fonda being rather basic. The Turismo was closed. WG
  • Cabrera

    Cabrera, Balearic Islands, Spain
    Small island off Mallorca KG
  • 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

People Mentioned

  • Millionario

    Rich American living in Ca l'Andresa. W.G.; Basque resident of Deyá (with American wife). K.G.
  • Margarita Modista

    Modista: Dress maker (in Deyá). W.G., eds.
  • Short

    Short
    Shipping agent and operator of a lending library in Palma. K.G.
  • Bartolomé

    Bartolomé
    The mason. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Time [Magazine]
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Title: Fortune [Magazine]
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Time [Magazine]
    • Date: 1930
    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937