July 13 Friday[RG] Saturday

Sent mulberry[RG] table from entrada1 (with orange-wood inlay)up to Posada and the other reddish flap-table from Viña. Worked at Richards. Went to Posada & put up Belmonte poster2, swapped with café for newspapers.
Camp Bed from[RG] brought from Viña.
Richards again in afternoon after getting flowers for Honor & helping Laura with Jewish dates and expelling hornets from Can Torrent.
Heavy weather. A few drops of rain.
Posada garden being cleared of stones & gate made.
Cable from V. Garvin asking me to review 7 Pillars. Declined.
Went over Moon's no Fool with Laura until 2 A.M, after working out scheme of Poets for Child's University Library – her, Honor & I.

Editorial Notes

1hall. KG
2bullfight. 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.
  • 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
  • Can Torrent

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • 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).
  • Richards

    Richards, Frank
    Author of Old Soldiers Never Die and Old Soldier Sahib which R.G. rewrote for him. Was in The Royal Welch Fusiliers, R.G.'s regiment. eds.; Birth name is Francis Phillip Woodruff eds. see Diary September 27, 1936
  • Garvin

    Garvin, V.
    Editor of one of the newspapers? Asked R.G. to review "Seven Pillars of Wisdom." WG


    • Title: Moon's No Fool, The
    • Author: Matthews, Tom
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1936-02-13
    • Title: Poets [prose]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The: A Triumph [Unabridged Oxford ed. 1922] [Subscriber's Edition 1926]
    • Author: Lawrence. T.E.
    • Date: 1922