Nov 2 Saturday.

Walls being whitened, tiles on deposito1 repaired. Heard fishwife calling first phrase of Caller Herring2.[RG]
To Palma
Bought square morey3 arm-chair for my mesquida place 25 p.4 Also old bottle for Can Torrent, 2 pes. [pesetas] Two pictures Pharos & Colossus of Rhodes 18 pes. [pesetas] Fetched oval magenta & gold mirror, the pink rings, & candle-grease protectors 2 apiece. Two silver paste buttons 2.50pts. each for L [Laura]'s brocade jacket. Silver button brooch from Pomar. L [Laura] bought black suede purse, removed brass chain & put on silver one. (10 pes [pesetas]).
Natural Need printed will go off Monday. Lost 450 pesetas: found again on Dulan counter.
Short to whom gave two books said Maria Luna's new mistress as mad as she. Pomar said M.L. [Maria Luna]'s gift would come 'from any merceria'5
Lunched with Str. [Strenge] & Schw. [Schwarz] & coffee & cream & cakes after at their house6 Zagranada 18.
Garett had printed Seizin announcement July in Majorca Sun.
Bought another Sally7, for Mesquida.
Millstone set by Torrent, in earth.
New libreria8 brought to New Troy9. Cleaned up my new chair & lowered it by two inches.

Editorial Notes

1reservoir. KG
2?? KG
3mulberry-wood. KG
4pesetas (pts.) eds.
5button-shop. KG
6actually a flat, according to KG
7stove. KG
8book-shelves. KG
9name given to the entrada at Can Torrent. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Can Torrent

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

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Mesquida

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    The dining room in Canellun was called the Mesquida after a painting hanging in it. WG
  • Torrent

    Deyá, Mallorca, Spain
    river that cuts through the valley below Graves' house, Canelluñ eds.

People Mentioned

  • Dulan

    Dealer in antique engravings, books. London? WG
  • Short

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

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • 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
  • Garett

    British Consul in Palma. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Pomar

    Palma Jeweller. WG
  • Seizin Press

    Founded when Robert Graves and Laura Riding began their partnership in London. R.G. and L.R. continued to operate their own press in Deyá, but stopped printing in 1935. Seizin Press published a number of literary works in conjunction with Constable in London, including the Epilogue series, and other works by Laura Riding and their literary associates. eds


    • Title: A Natural Need [James' Poems?]
    • Author: Reeves, James
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: Majorca Sun
    • PubPlace: Palma?
    • Date: 1935