Monday Ap 15th

Up at 6. To Palma with Gelat at 8. New black shoes 40 pts. Umbrella for sun 50. Mat for Can Torrent. Watch[RG]Clocks to be mended. Table centres[RG] runners. Nothing at Marg. [Margarita] Mateu's.
Sabater asked ×××× [crossed out] Pts.[RG] 3125 for 1000 copies of Epilogue (75,000 words) then came down to 2450 pts. Said we would think about it.
Can Torrent lamp bought, after unsuccessful visit to Gordiola.
Lunch in new locale of Mallorca. Felt sick from bumpy early start. Had to take three coñacs1.
Visit to Library of Circulo. Laura took Troy notes2 for 2 hours. Then turned out by page boy. Not much in library anyhow.
Gelat, with whom we talked business about Cura, escrituras3, Valldemossa lighting etc all the way in, went home by camión4.
When I got back felt sick, too sick to discuss Epilogue, so L [Laura] & K [Karl] did so without me.
Notice of award of James Tait prize in papers.
Checking up day's cash-leavings found we had 1093 pesetas out of 1100 we took in. As Duran was 40 odd pts, my shoes 40 pts, Laura's bill at Bonet 100 pts and more, 88 pts a debt to Karl, umbrella 50 pts, this was queer. It has usually happened v.v.5 before.

Editorial Notes

1brandies. KG
2for her proposed book, which was published as A Trojan Ending? eds.
3deeds. KG
4bus. KG
5 vice-versa? eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Mallorca

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Palma restaurant. WG
  • Valldemossa

    Valldemossa, Majorca, Sp
    Village on the way to Palma. WG
  • Can Torrent

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House next to Canellun also belonging to LR & RG. Built by Norman Cameron. WG
  • Circulo Mallorquin

    Palma, Majorca, Spain
    A club to which all Palma society belonged. 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.)
  • Margarita Mateu

    Mateu, Margarita
    Antique dealer, mostly jewellery, in Palma. WG
  • Cura

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

    Printer in Palma who did work for R.G. & L.R. eds.
  • Duran

    Duran, Colmado
    [Proprietor of] a shop that sold tiles? WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • J. Walter Thompson

    Thompson, J. Walter
    advertising firm where Norman Cameron worked eds.
  • Gordiola

    Makers of blown glass in Palma WG
  • Bonet

    Makers of Mallorcan lace in Palma. WG


    • Title: Epilogue I: A Critical Summary
    • Editor: Riding. Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B22
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937