Friday Ap 26

All morning, except for walking ×××× [crossed out] with[RG] Gelat to see his Vinyet, with Salamo1 off his lead for first time,[RG] spent going over Canellun & Can Torrent, rearranging.
In afternoon decided suddenly to go to Palma. Went at 2,45, back at 8. At Casas bought blue plate for Can Torrent comedor 2, big aufabi 3 for entrada 4 at Canellun, brown-yellow vase and two brown-ware jars. At Margarita's bought red and green coverlet and red ecclesiastical ribbon. Framed birds & royalties5 a success. Bought linen stuff for trousers. Beefsteak & potatoes at Alhambra, also prawns and salted dried sturgeon from the Macarena vendor. Laura & Karl bought me a lamp-shade.
DeServiez6 came.
Today removed stoves to the[RG] cellar.
At about 12 o'clock at night something like a ×××× [crossed out] series of earthquake shocks: Isabel's mother noticed it too.

Editorial Notes

1RG's dog. eds
2dining room. KG
3jar. KG
4entrance hall. WG
5King and Queen of Congo.WG; engravings: see Apr. 6th & 10th. eds
6book. See March 20/35 entry. eds

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

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

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

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    One of the best Palma hotels. WG
  • Macarena

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Palma night club WG

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.