Dec 13 Friday

(James goes.)
Getting ready for afternoon: also wrote out poem on words listed1 (originally notes for title of poem book). Raining.
To Palma at 1.15 (Margarita catching train to Areñal). Bought enamel pendant for Laura 28 pts.: gold cufflink buttons for James. Bead[RG]buttons with pearls (earrings for Mary P. [Mary Philips]) 3 Spanish gramophone records. Fine day.
Laura bought a leather coat wearable in the house: & 12 handkerchiefs.
Took passport for renewal (after 10 years) Paid 25.75 pts. (owe 2pts.)
Supper at Lena's bar. Drank Marfil2 — sentimental goodbyes to James aboard the ship.
Home to bed.
Laura looks ×××× [crossed out] worn out.

Editorial Notes

1see enclosure. eds
2a white wine. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Arenal, El

    Arenal, El, Majorca, Sp
    Village in the bay of Palma. WG
  • Lena's Bar

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    LR and RG sometimes ate here while in Palma on shopping or business trips. eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • James

    Reeves, James
    Schoolmaster, writer and Poet. Friend of Jacob Bronowski. W.G./ K.G.; m. to Mary Phillips; daughter Stella born June 14, 1938 eds.
  • Margarita

    Margarita (chambermaid)
    Chambermaid from Palma. Worked with Catalina the Cook. WG
  • Mary

    Phillips, Mary
    Visitor. Typed most of I, Claudius. Later married James Reeves. WG