Tuesday, Ap. 23.

Media-fiesta: San Jordi1
"Tout homme dice bé a la Jordi."2
To Palma by camión3. Is [Isabel] & Josefa did not realize we were not upstairs in bed until 11.30.
Tried Marg. [Margarita] Mateu for frames: none. Went to Casas, found several old gilded ones. Also big water jug with flat base in brown ware, three jars in same, two vases in same: also two [figure - sketch of bottle shape] glass bottles. Took King & Queen4, birds & animals5 to frame. Only black bear in a new black frame. Left three over. Got 4000 pts from bank and 100 pts over, with which I opened a current a/c. Gave 4000 to Gelat (£ at 35.50 pts) At Ribas6 got ord. [ordinary] linen stuff for trousers & blue cotton for jacket. Laura got blue stuff for cape etc. Lunch in new Mallorca. Full of tourists. No necklaces or beads in Palma worth buying.
Is. [Isabel] & Josepha not at home when we arrived: had to fetch them. Is. [Isabel] spoken to by Laura about this.
Gave Salamo7 olive oil.
Miguel jun [junior]., the carpenter, brought book-shelves to Ca'n Torrent.

Editorial Notes

1Half-holiday: Saint Jordi[?] eds.
2'Every one talks well of the ass.' (Mallorquin). WG
3bus. KG
4of Congo: engravings. See Apr.10th entry. eds.
5coloured engravings. See Apr. 6th. eds
6 Casa Ribas,textile shop. WG
7RG's dog. eds

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

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

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Palma restaurant. WG
  • Can Torrent

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

    Majorca, Sp
    Textile shop. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Antique dealer in Palma. 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.)
  • Margarita Mateu

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

    Maid from mainland. In the text R.G. spells it the English way: Josepha. W.G. She is a daughter of the Murcians Antonio and Carmen; sister of Isabel. eds.