Ap 8th Monday

Close weather. Finished going over 6th chapter of Antigua which was as far as I went last November. Took it to Carl. Brought bed and mattress from Viña Vieja to Fábrica.
In Café Antonia told me about Credito Balear1 ruin in Palma: San José closed, Buades, Molina, Codina, Mateus likely to follow.2 Saw Gelat: much better. Pepe promised to interview Cura tonight.
To sea: bathed and Solomon too. Brought back cyclamens from Cuevas3.
The road men were working back up the road from Ca'n Malric.
First day that wash has been done at Canellun: made fireplace for boiler.
Planned extension of kitchen, but Gelat thinks impracticable because deposito4 beams not strong enough. Coffee at Llucalcari [sic: Lluchalcari]: home in Juan's car.
Rest of Focus came.

Editorial Notes

1bank KG
2Bank went bankrupt. RG also had some 1500 pts in a current account there. He was repayed at 26%. WG
3caves. KG
4water reservoir. WG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • 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
  • Viña Vieja

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Name of group of houses behind the Fábrica, of which Can Gelat was one. When the Glovers were staying in the house they were called the "Viñas". WG
  • Ca'n Malric

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Land on the way to the Cala by LR & RG's road. Robert had access to its fruit. Was it the name of the land he owned? WG
  • Canellun

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Laura Riding and Robert Graves' house. Also Canellun (private) road. WG, KG
  • 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

  • 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
  • Antonia

    Proprietor of the Café Ca'n Pep Moso, opposite the Fabrica. The medico's mistress. WG
  • Pepe

    Salas, José
    Master builder. Built Canellun. Pepe is a diminutive of José. WG
  • Juan

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


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