20th anniversary of Loos. Wednesday Sept 25.

To village at 7.30 to catch Gelat. Already gone to Palma. Went over checks in Photography with Laura & then she read me some Troy.
Hibiscus flowered. Sent blurb to Morley.
To hotel1: took Photography; brought back specimen photographs. One nice one of suburban snow. A dama de noche2 from hotel: planted it in 2 cuttings. Josefa very sad at leaving. To Puig to say goodby to Isabel. Josefa got gold & stone earrings, Isabel a coral necklace. Isabel very sad. Paco would sell his bed, but 75 p. [pesetas] wasn't enough, he said: no bargaining. Paid rest of month & extra month for both girls, also 30 p [pesetas]. Then Paco & Mother3 hinted for more (Laura severe) Later we went to Cas Pintat to settle[RG] pay Mother's4 75 p. [peseta] debt there.
At Posada went down well, which was[RG] is built of solid blocks of masonry, to see the cleaning out operations. They had chipped away floor and joined in the blocks to recement. Ten culs-de-cantharas5 had been found in the well. Old man of café says that he was at the Posada 70 years ago when a cura had it as a boy's school.
Visit from Don Sebastian Junyer and Juanito6: talked about denuncias7 hinting at Doctor8, & fixed up for us to see their pictures on Friday. Then H's [Hutchinsons], who were very nice, stopped till after lights out. Laura paid W.H. [Ward Hutchinson] £5.5 for Photography & the snow picture: & they both appreciated the notes L had written.
A.F.T. [Almost Forgotten Times] Chapter XXXII, half of it.

Editorial Notes

2night-flowering shrub. KG
3Carmen, mother of Josepha and Isabella. eds
4i.e. Carmen's eds
5broken bottoms of water-jugs. KG
6KG indicates that RG is referring to Joän Junyer here. eds
7denunciations. KG
8the Médico. eds

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Hotel Costa d'Or

    Llucalcari, Majorca, Sp
    In Llucalcari. Went there for drinks and occasionally meals. It was the best hotel, the Fonda being rather basic. The Turismo was closed. WG
  • 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.
  • Puig

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Hill in the middle of Deyá. WG Highest point of village KG
  • Cas Pintat

    Deyá, Majorca, Spain
    A grocery shop in the Clot. KG, WG.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Junyer, Joän
    Nephew of Sebastian Junyer. Also a good painter. W.G.; Deaf-mute Catalan painter, ex-pupil of Picasso's, who lived in his uncle's house in Lluch Alcari [Llucalcari]. K.G.; introduced Ward and Dorothy Hutchinson to RG & LR in 1935 eds.
  • Ward

    Hutchinson, Ward
    Photographer. Contibuted to"Epilogue." W.G. R.G. often refers to "the Hutchinsons" (Ward & Dorothy) as a couple especially when they were staying on the island. eds.
  • 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.)
  • Frank

    Morley, Frank
    With Faber and Faber. Involved with Old Soldier Sahib. WG
  • Sebastian Junyer

    Juñyer, Sebastian
    Well known Catalan painter. Spent summers in Llucalcari. Visited by D.H.Lawrence and Unamuno. WG
  • Isabella

    Live-in maid from Murcia. Her mother (Carmen) then came over with Josefa who also came to work later. WG
  • Médico

    Vives, Antonio Dr.
    The village doctor (Deyá). At odds with Gelat (water rights controversy). His brother, Juan Vives, was Gelat's son-in-law. WG
  • Paco

    Paco (mason, son of Antonio and Carmen)
    Son of the Murcians Antonio and Carmen. Worked as a mason. WG
  • Josepha

    Maid from mainland. In the text R.G. spells it the English way: Josepha. W.G. She is a daughter of the Murcians Antonio and Carmen; sister of Isabel. eds.
  • Carmen

    Murciana (a Murcian immigrant). Married to Antonio. Maid: called on for help around the house, white-washing, etc. Isabel & Josefa's mother. WG


    • 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
    • Title: Photography
    • Title: Epilogue I, 1935
    • Author: Hutchinson, Ward
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1935