Nov 17, Sunday.

Up late: mostly housework.
Looked over T.E. [T.E. Lawrence] stuff1 generally.
Very fine weather.
Retidying Laura's disconsolate room.
In afternoon to Lluchalcari: saw Joän Junyer's pictures, green girl, red-horse, the triple sequence of women & two children, etc. Bought[RG] Montuiri devils2 etc. Bought Pollensa hobby horse picture. Price not fixed.
Valldemossa medico3's English-speaking nephew came back with us to supper. G [Gelat] told us aside that he was a vividor4; he offered to teach us the parado5.
Trying to find a word for Laura's poems so bath delayed till 12 midnight.

Editorial Notes

1i.e. material--letters etc.--for prospective book, later titled T.E. Lawrence to His Biographer. eds
2dancers. KG
3doctor. KG
4sponger. KG
5 Parado de Valldemossa: a folk-dance. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Llucalcari

    Llucalcari, Majorca, Sp
    Hamlet with hotel some three kilometres from Deyá on the way to Soller. WG. RG spells it "Lluchalcari" in the Diary.
  • Valldemossa

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

    Pollensa, Majorca, Sp
    Town at the north end of Majorca. WG R.G. sometimes spells it "Pollenza." 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.)
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG
  • Joän

    Junyer, Joän
    Nephew of Sebastian Junyer. Also a good painter. W.G.; Deaf-mute Catalan painter, ex-pupil of Picasso's, who lived in his uncle's house in Lluch Alcari [Llucalcari]. K.G.; introduced Ward and Dorothy Hutchinson to RG & LR in 1935 eds.


    • Title: T.E. Lawrence to His Biographer
    • Author: Lawrence, T.E.
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.
    • Idno: A49
    • Date: 1938