March 15 Friday.

Still in bed. Gelat came. Has located a cross between a Mallorquin and English bull-dog, 10 months old for 125 pesetas about £3.10 and no English dog could be got for less than £6, quite apart from the transport here. Laura not well still.
Laura had scribbled a note to the McCormacks on the back of a poem she was writing: Memories of Mortality. She found it wasn't necessary to send the note so she tore it up. Fortunately found the pieces which I reassembled and made a fair copy of.
Went out for half an hour in the garden. Nice day. The yellow creeper 1 is out.
The McCormacks seriously thinking of taking Casa Salerosa: the most sunless house in the village.
Checked typescript of Chapter 4 of Antigua.

Editorial Notes

1Banksian Rose WG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Ca sa Salerosa

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Literally the house of the happy one. House on the Palma side of the Deyá valley which RG & LR rented when they first arrived in Deyá in 1929 and in which they installed the Albion Press. This house was one that was often available to rent. WG During 1935 it was evidently rented by the McCormacks (See March 17, 1935) CP

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    McCormack, Walter & Violet
    Tenants of Ca'n Torrent. Had two daughters: Jennifer, a dancer, & Betty. Continued their friendship with Robert and Laura in England. eds.


    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Memories of Mortalities [poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems (1938)
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Company Limited
    • Date: 1938-09