July 22 Monday St Magdalena1

Felt rotten all morning.
Went to Posada with L's notes for Honor.
Took more notes from her.
Early afternoon started for sea but had to beat S.2 for going after a sheep so came back. Worked on Poets.
Laura did contracts for Each in Turn3 with Mary, & letters.
Sent letter to Mark Twain society (filed in Plutarch's Lives under Alcibides).
Worked on Poets until post-time.
Fetched Laura for Magdalena's fiesta4, in car, to Fábrica. There telegram about John Ewen's death. We composed telegram. Plum ice successful, because of a wet cloth on top. Some sent to Joan. Gelat finds that he did have the 4000pts, but can't make out how it got spent.
Offer of 300pts. for boat. Worked late at Poets. Laura up until 4 on Gordon's life.5

Editorial Notes

1St. Magdalen's Day. KG; this heading appears in the top left margin. eds
2Salamo, RG's bull-dog. eds
4her name-day celebration. KG/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.
  • Fábrica

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Home of Juan (Gelat) and his wife, the Madora. K.G. The ground floor was a nave extended over the equivalent of two more lots. This originally was a factory with an oil press, a flour mill and a soap making machine all run by a steam engine. Gelat replaced steam by fuel-oil and installed an electricity generator. When he put in the turbine at Ca'n Madó he removed the machinery and built a Café in its place (the Sala Concordia). 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.)
  • 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).
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Mary

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

    Marroig Más, Magdalena
    Gelat's daughter. Later married Marcos Colom. WG
  • John Ewen

    Ewen, John
    Died July 1935. Gave Laura a dress. WG


    • Title: Mistake Somewhere, A
    • Author: Anonymous [Gordon Glover/Honor Wyatt/Molly Hare]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá
    • Publisher: Seizin
    • Date: 1936-02-13
    • Title: Poets [prose]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura