March 11th Monday.

It rained during the night: the first rain since January: when it was mostly snow. Made out complete detailed sequence of the rest of Antigua. Feeling better after bed 4 days. Consulted with Laura about Progress of Stories: format decided. Beck1 told to go ahead. Laura much pulled down by flu. Bronx 1/3 gin, orange juice, vermouth. Good.
Found useful anagram for my name: Rose Reatburg. Treating 'v' as 'u'. May use it as pseudonym for Antigua book. Or Rosa Reetburg. Rain most of the day. Sebastian working again. Wrote to Roz.
Letter from Isabel about the Life of Fra Junipero Serra2, which Laura[RG] sent her to sell. Bought from Short for 1000 pesetas. First we suggested we should sell it for him in U.S., as a favour, and asked a reserve price. He said 1000 pesetas and asked Laura "Why not buy it yourself?" She happened to have 1000 pts in her purse & bought it. The man who does up packages & insures said to Juan "Only for 2000 pesetas? Worth far more. If the Government knew it would not allow it out of the country."

Editorial Notes

1printer K.G.
2Mallorcan colonizer and Missionary in California. WG

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Sebastian

    Gardener getting on for 80. KG
  • Isabel

    Mayers, Isabel
    Laura Riding's sister. Lived in L.A. WG
  • Ros

    Cooper, Rosaleen Dr.
    Dr. Rosaleen Cooper, R.G.'s sister. W.G.; husband Jim, sons Dan, Roger & Paul RPG.
  • Short

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

    Mas, Juan Marroig
    Usually refers to Gelat's son, sometimes to Gelat himself. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Beck

    Firm that printed Epilogue and other Seizin Press books distributed by Constable. WG


    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Progress of Stories
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1935