Thursday May 23

Terrific rain at 7 am . Then bright day.
Waited at Viña Vieja for Honor Gordon etc until 12 built fire, fetched groceries.[RG] They came, brought four necklaces for Laura, (two a present from Lucy, two on approval)[RG] razor for me, & for Gelat, shaving brush for me, boat (customs 287 pesetas) witchhazel, cream for Laura, scent, scent bottle &[RG] brooch from Lucy. Laura a bit better.
Rest of day spent talking to them & Mary Philips. Baby1 shown to village.
Wire from Constable about T.E. [T.E. Lawrence] letters. 'Harriet Wilson'2 came.
Miguel brought oval table & framed Hippopotame.
Letter from Pinker explaining his dealings. So far £140 from article, perhaps more from U.S. (less £5 to Karl, £5 Short £1 to Garett & Pinker's 10%).

Editorial Notes

1 Julian, Honor and Gordon's son. WG
2 Harriet Wilson's Memoirs. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Viña Vieja

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Name of group of houses behind the Fábrica, of which Can Gelat was one. When the Glovers were staying in the house they were called the "Viñas". WG

People Mentioned

  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • 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.)
  • Miguel

    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG
  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Lucie

    Brown, Lucie
    Married artist John Aldridge. eds.
  • 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
  • Pinker

    R.G. & L.R.'s agent in London. W.G. They later changed to A.S. Watt. eds.
  • Mary

    Phillips, Mary
    Visitor. Typed most of I, Claudius. Later married James Reeves. WG
  • Julian

    Glover, Julian
    Honor & Gordon's baby. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG