Jan 13 Monday

Mist rose over mountains bright blue over Son Gallard about 3 o'clock. Over Palma too but sun over the part on the sea-side of Valldemossa – according to Karl who went in to Palma & bought 2 box1 & 2 laurels for us for 120 pesetas. Brought my new passport.
Finished ECC Habits with great difficulty. Junyers to tea, full of "esta biens2" & "magnificos3". I made cigarettes.
Laura read me her anger homily. Oh dear, Emmerich is here again & threatens to call.
Juan says baile4 made 150 pts. which about covered expenses: but he & Marcus made about 100 pts. from the bar.
Stocks in full blossom.
Alfalfas came from Barceló's son-in-law.

Editorial Notes

1of cigarettes? eds
2 "it's fine"
3 "magnificents"
4dance. KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Son Gallard

    Majorca, Spain
    Last farmhouse on the road to Palma before entering the Valldemossa boundary. WG
  • Valldemossa

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

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Laura

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

    Junyer, Sebastian and Junyer, Clothilde
    Often referred to in the diary as "The Junyers," artists Sebastian and Clothilde Junyer spent their summers in Llucalcari. W.G., eds.
  • Frau Emmerich; "Jämmerlich"

    Emmerich, Frau
    German painter, from Magdeburg, resident in Deyá. Invariably referred to with the prefix "Frau". K.G./ WG
  • Juan

    Mas, Juan Marroig
    Usually refers to Gelat's son, sometimes to Gelat himself. WG
  • Marcos

    Colom, Marcos
    Son of Bernardo Colom (landowner in Deyá); son-in-law to Gelat. eds
  • General Barceló

    Barceló, General
    Spent summers at Son Bauzá. WG


    • Title: English Ecclesiastical Habits [prose]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Anger [a homiletic study]
    • Title: Epilogue II
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá and London
    • Publisher: Seizin and Constable
    • Idno: B24
    • Date: 1936