Friday June 21st

Went to Soller with Gelat: bought him a dressing gown for San Juan1, and Juan a wrist watch (50pts). Also a weathered San Juan2 from the baker's (5 pes) and an[RG] oil painting picture[RG] of three rabbits by a Soller primitive (chocolate maker by trade): we gave him 60 pesetas: it was the first he had ever permitted himself to sell – mostly they were scriptural copies. Name, Pastor.
Two more drafts of Lines to Myself, and reading Gordon's life: which was such a give-away that it made one ashamed.
Posada: replastering going on in entrada3, nearly done. Window in sitting-room in and plastered. Comedor [sic: Comidor] 4 ready for plastering and kitchen window has shutters fixed. Strenge gave Laura open work gloves.
Up very late (third night running) reading Gordon & Molly. At the end Laura wrote Gordon a frank letter about it.
Photographs came, some very good.

Editorial Notes

1St. John, Gelat's saint's day. KG
2St. John.[?] KG; St. John's bread? eds.
3hall. KG
4Dining-room. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Posada, La

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House on the Puig next to Deyá church. Originally part of the Es Molí property. It had been rented by the church for Sunday school. RG and LR bought it in February, 1935, to use as a guest house for their visitors. WG, eds.
  • Soller

    Soller, Majorca, Sp
    Town of some 10,000 inhabitants ten kilometers from Deyá. 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.)
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Juan

    Mas, Juan Marroig
    Usually refers to Gelat's son, sometimes to Gelat himself. WG
  • Molly

    Hare, Molly
    Canadian. Third person in Gordon Glover-Honor Wyatt triangle; co-author of "A Mistake Somewhere". WG
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG


    • Title: Lines to Myself [poem: unpublished (became "Address to Myself"?)]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1935