Oct 18 Friday

Finished letter to Left Review .
Dahlias at their best.
Anenomes nearly all up.
Cuttings all seem to have taken.
A few roses again.
Maria Luna came for interview: seems all right, only too talkative, a little & too knowing, a little.
Dug up no-me-veras-sin-sols1 & transplanted them across the path, with Karl's help. Also got sand to mix with the earth, for tulips.
The old woman of Calabat came in sight with a sister & the Papa. Yesterday the Papa & the Médico were hanging about the Calabat side of Canellun & their idea is to buy the terraces, we think, & plague us into rebuying them. Gelat will get hold of the son-in-law. (Tried tonight)
Schwartz came to the Sala: did not like the noise of the radio, otherwise all right.
Tired by digging & went to bed, trying to get Address to Customers right.

Editorial Notes

1 "you won't see me without the sun" (yellow flowers in border)KG

Hands Referenced

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
  • Canellun

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Laura Riding and Robert Graves' house. Also Canellun (private) road. WG, KG
  • Ca l'Abat

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Beautiful farm with watch-tower on the way to Llucalcari. WG

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maria Luna

    Luna, Maria
    Also known as Anatolia. Served briefly as RG and LR's maid & cook in October 1935, but didn't work out (was dismissed). Diary, October 21- 29, 1935.


    • Title: Left Review, The
    • Editor: Writers' International
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: F. Cass
    • Date: 1934-1938
    • Title: Receipt for Moneys [poem: also called Address to Customers. Was "scrapped" see diary Apr. 3, 1936]
    • Author: Graves, Robert