Wednesday May 22.

To Palma with camión 1 at 11 a.m. [sic: p.m.] Laura opened a/c with Hispano-Americano bank. Paid Pomar. Ordered brooch setting for coin. At Casas, Laura bought mirror with drawers for 25 pts. Bought pañuelos 2 at Ribas. News that boat was delayed. Waited about at Alhambra & Lena's bar (first lunch at Parisien Restaurant: good)
Finally learned that Llandaff Castle 3 wouldn't come in until tomorrow. Paid Short £5 comm. [commission] for T.E. [T.E. Lawrence] work4 & Garett £1 & Karl £5. Everyone pleased.
Gelat upset at learning of médico's machinations.

Editorial Notes

1bus. KG
2handkerchiefs. KG
3Union-Castle liner, running between Southampton and Cape Town 1926-42. eds.
4regarding obituary: see May 14th, and subsequent entries. eds

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

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

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

    Majorca, Sp
    Textile shop. WG
  • Lena's Bar

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    LR and RG sometimes ate here while in Palma on shopping or business trips. eds.
  • Parisien

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Restaurant in Palma. 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.
  • Laura

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

    Shipping agent and operator of a lending library in Palma. K.G.
  • Garett

    British Consul in Palma. WG
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG
  • Casas

    Antique dealer in Palma. WG
  • Médico

    Vives, Antonio Dr.
    The village doctor (Deyá). At odds with Gelat (water rights controversy). His brother, Juan Vives, was Gelat's son-in-law. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Pomar

    Palma Jeweller. WG