Oct 30 Wednesday.

Housework all day. (Maria de sa Font Fresc helping). Karl also helped.
To Posada brought back 5 painted chairs in return for orange wood ones from Can Torrent. Took tartan sofa to Can Gelat in exchange for Karl's couch. Bed and two mattresses & morey1 table with orange insertions from Posada. Morey table to Francisca's room (New Troy.)2 Ordered bookshelves for New Troy. Decided on Posada repairs. Tortuga3 stove from Can Gelat to Sala. Paid Baker. Laura had her hair cut. Making bedroom in cellar: moved jam etc. Fixed up Capella4 for San Juan5 with background of old maps. Fixed Candia-Serigo map in frame. Casita6 walls done.

Editorial Notes

1mulberry-wood. KG
2probably the room above the Canellun kitchen. It had a fireplace. WG
3Tortoise. KG
4Gilt box with glass front, for storing saint. KG
5St. John. KG
6Shed. 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
  • 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.
  • Can Gelat

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    One of a group of houses behind the Fábrica called the Viña Vieja. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • 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.
  • Maria de sa Font Fresca

    De sa Font Fresca, Maria
    Gelat's mistress (or one of them) C.P. & W.G. Sebastian the gardener's daughter (spells "Fresca" without the final "a"?) K.G.
  • Francisca

    The "Francisca" of "Laura and Francisca." eds. A young resident of Deyá; her mother Francisca Messiana helped out at Canellun. W.G. Also called Francisquita (but so were other Franciscas in the village). Later m. to Miguel Ripoll (see Friedmann 179) eds.