Wednesday May 22.

To Palma with camión1 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 pañuelos2 at Ribas. News that boat was delayed. Waited about at Alhambra & Lena's bar (first lunch at Parisien Restaurant: good)
Finally learned that Llandaff Castle3 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

    Riding, 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