Oct 16 Wednesday.

To Palma at 8.30[RG] 9.
Pancho de1 Bernardo has sold his bicycle and broken out again.
Cashed 1000pts. cheque (750pts. given to Gelat to pay Miguel the Carpenter)
×××× [crossed out] Sabater not ready: no paper. Made an escandalo2 in Esperanza3 shouting & banging fist. Poco de verguenza4 & why hadn't he replied to telegrams etc. He cried. I left without goodbye. Bought gold chain & green glass set in gold pendant 70 pts. At Casas bought set of six Columbus pictures for 55pts. for Sala; & mirror with wooden inlay for 20 pts. two Aragonese brown lustre with blue jugs for 10pts. the pair. & vellum notebook (nothing). (1792.) Got recipe for Yorkshire pudding from Short & he will send out a maid on spec. tomorrow who had been 10 years with English old[RG]man, who died. From Malaga.5 ×××× [crossed out] Steak & kidney pudding at Lena's. Laura got yards of handmade[RG]lace at 30 c [centimos] a yard? [sic: year] & stuff for red wool lazy-dress. Also red damask curtains for Sala. (Juan Vives better for his pills). Bought filing cases (15pts.) Also two ×××× [crossed out] silver rings & scarf pin: & blue earrings for Ana.
Satisfactory estimates from Beck: only 60% of Constables printers.
Daily Chronicle appeared with rather an abject ×××× [crossed out] Hillgarth editorial.

Editorial Notes

1son of. KG
2a fuss. KG
3the printer's. eds
4quite shameless. KG
5a city in Andalucia, on the southern coast of Spain. eds

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Concordia

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Salón Concordia. Gelat's café. Variously refered to as the Sala or the Salón. The village youths had shares in it. It was later called the Salón Deportivo. WG
  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Lena's Bar

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    LR and RG sometimes ate here while in Palma on shopping or business trips. eds.

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.)
  • Miguel

    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG
  • Sabater

    Printer in Palma who did work for R.G. & L.R. eds.
  • Anita

    Ana, Anita
    Marroig. Gelat's daughter, married to Juan Vives the Doctor's brother. Live in Rennes, France. WG
  • Juan

    Vives, Juan
    The Doctor's brother. Married to Gelat's daughter. Lived in Rennes, France. WG
  • Hillgarth

    Consul? Ambasador? Foreign Office. W.G.; Palma Consul KG
  • Pancho

    Colom, Pancho
    Don Bernardo's son. A black sheep. WG
  • Casas

    Antique dealer in Palma. WG
  • Short

    Shipping agent and operator of a lending library in Palma. K.G.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG
  • Beck

    Firm that printed Epilogue and other Seizin Press books distributed by Constable. WG


    • Title: Daily Chronicle/ Dia
    • PubPlace: Palma, Majorca
    • Date: 1935-1936