Wednesday Ap 24

Miguel, sen. [senior], the carpenter came and we gave him measurements for framing remaining pictures in olive-wood. Brought umbrella-stand.
Rained slightly. Had my hair cut.
Gave Salamon1 worm-powder: and castor oil.
Decided to make press-room also a sitting room: rearranged it.
Carl came into Can Torrent: helped him.
Took Salamo to see Gelat's Vinyet: found a new orchid-iris there (new to me)
Corrected typing rest of Antigua.
Philostratus & Propertius came from Sanders.
Gelat has arranged with Antonio the Guitarrista to pay him 1000 pts. if the spring is found on his land; 150 pts for the trouble, if not.
Frenchwoman came here by mistake for Lluchmayor looking for land.
Read Nat Wedgwood, Jockey2.

Editorial Notes

1Also known as "Salamó": RG's dog. eds
2by Nat Gould, a 'Twenties' precursor of Dick Francis. KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Can Torrent

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

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House belonging to Gelat overlooking the Cala. WG
  • Lluchmayor

    Lluchmayor, Majorca, Sp
    Town on the other side of the island. WG

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.)
  • Sanders

    Second hand book seller in Oxford. WG


    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936