March 30 Saturday

Made out money-prospects.
Rosa's daughter came (Rosa resfriada) 1 said that Isabel could rent Rosa's cottage.
Mended fan and bowl of Miguel's. Went to village to get Miguel to mend the cellar-door and his wife gave us still another bowl: a hawk pattern. Wired it and hung it up in the guest-room.
The mason came & finished the porch[RG] arbour supports. To Lluchalcari with S [Salamo]2; saw Karl's sa vende3 on ×××× [indecipherable] box.
Letter from Malcolm4; exculpating himself of the Belfrage thing.
Sent him a Focus and 7 Leaves to Harold5.
To Margarita with Laura's silk dress to be made.
Gelat got 500 pesetas for us (Short6 cheque).
Freezias finished.
Loquats turning yellow.

Editorial Notes

1had a cold KG
2RG's dog. eds
3"for sale" KG
4Thompson? KG
5Edwards, antiquarian bookseller KG
6[agency] K.G.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Llucalcari

    Llucalcari, Majorca, Sp
    Hamlet with hotel some three kilometres from Deyá on the way to Soller. WG. RG spells it "Lluchalcari" in the Diary.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Miguel

    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG
  • 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.)
  • Harold Edwards

    Edwards, Harold
    Antiquarian bookseller & British Buddhist; bookshop at 4, Cecil Court off Charing X Rd. K.G.; wife Olive née Wallis and baby girl Sally. Karl Goldschmidt's employer in 1938. eds.
  • Malcolm

    Thomson, Malcolm
    On Focus, Second Leaf mailing list. W.G. Journalist. eds.
  • Short

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

    Live-in maid from Murcia. Her mother (Carmen) then came over with Josefa who also came to work later. WG
  • Rosa

    Dress maker. Also made cushions, seat covers, etc. WG
  • Korda

    Korda, Alexander
    Director of the film version of I Claudius.
  • Margarita Modista

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

    Belfrage, Cedric
    Cedric Belfrage, who began his career as a U.S.-based film critic reporting for the British Press on Hollywood in the 1920's. Described as a radical author and socialist journalist. C.P.


    • Title: Focus I, II, III, IV [newsletter]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Second Leaf [poem]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: No Decency Left
    • Author: Rich, Barbara [Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura]
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Jonathon Cape
    • Idno: A38
    • Date: 1932