Saturday June 29th San Pedro & Pablo1

Up early and laid stones at Posada with Carl & Antonio2. Carl in bad mood. Laid two squares. Difficult job. To make all smooth Pepe, coming, said pour on liquid cement and clean stones after. This was done.
All afternoon, after reading first specimen of Cressida's Troy3, went over Carl's trans. [translation] of Schw [Schwarz]4. 10 pp. rewriting every line. No sea today.(Solomon has diarrhaea)
At Café sat down at table with Gordon & Mary not noticing Mrs. Broadwood next to me (mistook her for Joan)
Focus came. Cigarette shortage.
Books from Sanders which he had on sale.
Figs from Viña Vieja: rather dry

Editorial Notes

1Sts. Peter & Paul KG
2likely either Antonio Murciano, or Antonio de Ca's Pintat, a carpenter. eds
3does this refer to Laura Riding's historical novel about Troy, which was later titled A Trojan Ending? eds
4Schwarz' Memoirs. KG. Became Almost Forgotten Germany. See RP Graves 234. eds

Hands Referenced

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.
  • 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

  • Sanders

    Second hand book seller in Oxford. 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.
  • Mary

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

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Swartz

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Pepe

    Salas, José
    Master builder. Built Canellun. Pepe is a diminutive of José. WG
  • Antonio de Ca's Pintat

    Antonio de Ca's Pintat
    Carpenter. Francisco of Ca l'Abat's son. WG
  • Antonio the Murcian

    Antonio and his wife Carmen, parents of Paco, who worked as a mason, and the servant girls Isabel and Josefa, were immigrants from Murcia, a province in Spain. W.G. & eds.
  • Mrs. Broadwood

    Broadwood, Mrs.
    English widow. Lived near Son Bauzá with her cats. WG; known as "niña vieja," roughly: "mutton dressed up as lamb" KG
  • Joan

    Surname? Julian Glover's nurse-maid. She stayed behind at the Viña Vieja when they moved up to the Posada. Was sent left-over cakes and ice-cream. WG


    • Title: Focus I, II, III, IV [newsletter]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Almost Forgotten Germany [Almost Forgotten Times]
    • Author: Schwarz, Georg
    • Editor: Trans. Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A45
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937