Oct 23 Wednesday

Took down Obras Publicas1: put up Laura's story
Anatolia finds work too hard, but likes us. Her cooking justifies getting other help.
To Posada, watered the flowers, recovered S [Salamo]'s lead. Gelat took[RG] better. Juan & J.Vives shot 3 rabbits, driving in car between olives at Valldemossa, chasing the rabbits with headlights. Gave us one.
Took Sally2 stove to Can Torrent: Laura nearly decided to leave Troy3: then changed.
Put lock on Anatolia's door.4
Laura dreadfully tired from housework, clearing out cellars etc.
Hernandez died.

Editorial Notes

1[Ministry of] Public Works. KG
2cast-iron. KG
3study[?] at Can Torrent. KG
4in Can Torrent. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Valldemossa

    Valldemossa, Majorca, Sp
    Village on the way to Palma. WG
  • Can Torrent

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

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.)
  • Juan

    Mas, Juan Marroig
    Usually refers to Gelat's son, sometimes to Gelat himself. WG
  • Juan

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

    Hernandez, Mrs.
    ? Mrs. Hernandez was the American owner of Ca'n Siqui. K.G.