×××× [crossed out] Monday June 17th

To Palma 8.30. L [Laura], Karl, me, Honor, Gordon, Mary & Julian. Laura paid Gelat Piñets money and extra 3000 pts. To Casas bought bureau 75 pesetas, two aufabis1, 35 pts. the two, two 2- ×××× [crossed out] oz. weights, (gifts) cigarette-box. 2 pesetas. Julian in basket2, fretful; L. [Laura] bought backing for my pewter button waistcoat, I bought late 18th century basin (like Teruel stuff3 but Mallorquin) stag on blue green field, for Can Torrent and[RG]( 14 pesetas) & small brown plate for 1 peseta. Checked remainder of Focus proofs, sitting in Bar Ritz.
Laura gave Gelat power of attorney for her here in Mallorca.
Was going to see Joselito film4, but misinformed as to when it would start. Saw a bad French film only; then had to go back on account of Julian.

Editorial Notes

1earthenware containers. KG
2Moses basket KG
3ceramics. KG
4about bullfighting. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Can Torrent

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House next to Canellun also belonging to LR & RG. Built by Norman Cameron. WG
  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Piñets, Es

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Part of Es Molí estate purchased by RG & LR along with the Posada and part of Ca'n Madó. WG
  • Majorca/ Mallorca

    Majorca, Sp
    Largest of the Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of Spain. R.G. and L.R. lived there, in Deyá, from 1929-1936. eds

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.)
  • Mary

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

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. 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).
  • Casas

    Antique dealer in Palma. WG
  • Julian

    Glover, Julian
    Honor & Gordon's baby. WG


    • Title: Focus I, II, III, IV [newsletter]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1935