Jan 17 Friday San Antonio 1

Thos Wyatt2 framed. Mints from Julie.
Three drafts of Evening in the Saddle.
To Salerosa for a walk. Sunny day. Beasts being blessed by the cura, Francisquito, in costume, on Paloni3. Fires still smoking.
Laura finished Anger, too preoccupied for visitors (Juan & Anita)
I filled up gaps in carnation row.
T.E. biography at night: more cuts.

Editorial Notes

1St. Anthony's – blessing of domestic animals. KG
2print eds
3the donkey. KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Ca sa Salerosa

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Literally the house of the happy one. House on the Palma side of the Deyá valley which RG & LR rented when they first arrived in Deyá in 1929 and in which they installed the Albion Press. This house was one that was often available to rent. WG During 1935 it was evidently rented by the McCormacks (See March 17, 1935) CP

People Mentioned

  • Franciscito

    Vives, Franciscito
    Gelat's grandson W.G. Son of Anita, Gelat's daughter in Rennes. KG
  • Laura

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

    Matthews, Julie
    Tom Matthews' wife. WG
  • Juan

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

    Jordi, Don
    Don Jordi, the Priest. WG
  • Anita

    Mas, Anita
    Gelat's daughter-in-law, married to Juan Mas. WG


    • Title: Anger [a homiletic study]
    • Title: Epilogue II
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá and London
    • Publisher: Seizin and Constable
    • Idno: B24
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Evening in the Saddle [poem: became Enemy in the Saddle, which RG scrapped: see entry for Apr. 3, 1936]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1936