Sunday May 26

Laura woke up at 5 with hugely[RG] swollen lip. Called me. Went into garden & found a spring onion. She rubbed in on, took LEDUM homeopathically and recovered. Mosquito?
Re-wrote letter to A.G. [Amy Graves], went over three chapters of C.F.V., did some transcopying. To village to get Carmen to help Honor etc. in Catalina's absence. Wet[RG] Damp, heavy day. Went over final Epilogue points with Laura. Len's Film Making (& L [Laura]'s) put in at last moment.
Picked 2 lbs of strawberries.
Solomon given worm doses.
Hot bath in afternoon.
Gelat & Bernardo came: Gelat discussed buying Bernardo's spring - only pretence really, to make people think that no water will go from Molí spring. Doctor1's machinations again defeated.
Gelat is getting my chair made of cherry wood from Ca'n Juni.
Checked typing of "Film Making" wrapped up Epilogue to go off tomorrow.
Paid Gamage surplus for boat accessories. Gelat has leave to roof hut2 as boat-house.

Editorial Notes

1Dr. Antonio Vives, the village doctor ( Médico ): at odds with Gelat. WG
2in Cala. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Gamage

    London, England
    London department store. KG Large toy shop. WG
  • Molí, Es

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Large estate which Gelat divided up and sold for the owner. The farm-house was bought by Juan Mayol. RG & LR bought the Posada, Es Piñets and part of Ca'n Madó. WG
  • Ca'n Juni

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    garden terraaces belonging to Juan Gelat KG . RG also had access to the fruit there. WG
  • Cala

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Deyá's fishing cove. This is the cove near Canellun that RG refers to as "the Cala" in his diary. Eds/ WG

People Mentioned

  • 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.)
  • Catalina

    Domestic help. Called in for white-washing, etc. 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).
  • Bernardo

    Colom, Bernardo
    Ex Cuban, previous owner of 'Son Canals', and former owner of 'Luna land' (on the other side of the road) cf. Married to a Cuban lady. Sons: Marcos (married to Gelat's daughter Magdalena) and Pancho. KG & WG
  • Len

    Lye, Len
    New Zealand painter, sculptor, and filmmaker whom LR & RG had met in London. He helped with the Seizin Press publications. WG; married to Jane Lye, son Bix. eds.
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. 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
  • Carmen

    Murciana (a Murcian immigrant). Married to Antonio. Maid: called on for help around the house, white-washing, etc. Isabel & Josefa's mother. WG


    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Title: Epilogue I: A Critical Summary
    • Editor: Riding. Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B22
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Film-Making (Movement as Language; Movement as a Medium)
    • Title: Epilogue I, 1935
    • Author: Lye, Len
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • BiblScope: 231-235
    • Idno: B22
    • Date: 1935