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 comedor2, big aufabi3 for entrada4 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

    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.
  • 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