Ap 6 Saturday

Visit to Gelat — Better but weak. Says that the man from whom we bought Posada will have to bring up Cura1 in the courts: first getting formal consent from his bishop. Brought wine from Fábrica.
Went over 11 pp of Antigua, finishing Chapter VI.
Road repaired as far as first breach.
Checked Focus proof as far as it went.
Pruned stocks. No me verás sin sols2 out, and the magenta plant with triangular fleshy leaves (lasts only a fortnight)3.
Peach has leaf-canker.
Seedling-fruit trees now in leaf.
Can Pabó rose-tree flowering again: flowered last late December.
To Karl's late: he did his first job of dictation of Laura's letters straight on typewriter.
Wrote to Dulan ordering about £2.10/– worth of coloured engravings of birds and animals: late 18th century & early 19th century.
Constable decision not to handle Epilogue.

Editorial Notes

1the priest. WG
2 Mesembryanthemum. Literally, 'you will not see me without the sun'. WG
3 Carpobrotus Edulus WG; "Lion's Teeth" KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Fábrica

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Home of Juan (Gelat) and his wife, the Madora. K.G. The ground floor was a nave extended over the equivalent of two more lots. This originally was a factory with an oil press, a flour mill and a soap making machine all run by a steam engine. Gelat replaced steam by fuel-oil and installed an electricity generator. When he put in the turbine at Ca'n Madó he removed the machinery and built a Café in its place (the Sala Concordia). WG
  • 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.
  • Ca'n Pabó

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House in which RG & LR lived while Canellun was being built, after they left Ca Sa Salerosa. WG

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.
  • 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.)
  • Cura

    Jordi, Don
    Don Jordi, the Priest. WG
  • Dulan

    Dealer in antique engravings, books. London? WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG


    • Title: Focus I, II, III, IV [newsletter]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Epilogue I: A Critical Summary
    • Editor: Riding. Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B22
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936