Dec 17th Tuesday.

Catalina Martina helping clear the house: Gelat brought oven & glasses. Juan Ferrer doing plaster jobs.
Karl recovered: fine sunny day.
Laura had a look at the garden for the first time for weeks.
Working over T.E. stuff still.
Laura at her poem – should be thinking of Spring List1: but doesn't feel up to it. The poem is Friendship on Visit. My room cleaned.
We went to Sala: Madora [sic: Medora] has mad[RG] killed the pig & turned it into things.[RG] sobrasadas2 & things.

Editorial Notes

1i.e. advertisements for Epilogue II? eds.
2red sausage. WG

Hands Referenced

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

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

People Mentioned

  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Madora

    Marroig Más, Madora
    Gelat's wife. W.G. R.G. often spells her first name "Medora," and precedes it with "the." eds.
  • Catalina

    Domestic help. Called in for white-washing, etc. WG
  • Juan Ferrer

    Ferrer, Juan
    married to Magdalena Ferrer, the butcher; does masonry work at the Posada eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Hogarth Press

    Hogarth Press
    Press of Virginia and Leonard Woolf. R.G. had several early essays published by them. C.P. &`W.G.


    • 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
    • Title: Epilogue II
    • Editor: Riding, Laura & Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B24
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Friendship on Visit [set poem]
    • Title: Collected Poems (1938)
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Company Limited
    • Date: 1938-09
    • Title: Contemporary Techniques [?]
    • Author: Riding, Laura & Graves, Robert
    • Title: Future of Poetry [?]
    • Author: Riding, Laura & Graves, Robert