Jan 22 Wednesday

Great mildness continues.
Palma1 Very tiring day in Palma (went in with McCormacks, just L & I). Bought green silk (modern) for ×××× [crossed out] a dress of Laura's, & iron knobs for a balustrade at the Fundicion Mallorquin. Lunch with Honor's mother at Grand Hotel. Bought canaries, one for us, one for Fábrica at 12 pts. each.
Returned at 5.
Laura began her tonic.
John's moonface picture framed & put in Mesquida.

Editorial Notes

1written as heading in left margin. eds

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Mesquida

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    The dining room in Canellun was called the Mesquida after a painting hanging in it. WG
  • Fundicion Mallorquin

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    the local foundry. eds
  • Grand Hotel

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
  • Fábrica

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Home of Juan (Gelat) and his wife, the Madora. K.G. The ground floor was a nave extended over the equivalent of two more lots. This originally was a factory with an oil press, a flour mill and a soap making machine all run by a steam engine. Gelat replaced steam by fuel-oil and installed an electricity generator. When he put in the turbine at Ca'n Madó he removed the machinery and built a Café in its place (the Sala Concordia). WG

People Mentioned

  • McCormacks

    McCormack, Walter & Violet
    Tenants of Ca'n Torrent. Had two daughters: Jennifer, a dancer, & Betty. Continued their friendship with Robert and Laura in England. eds.
  • Laura

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

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Aldridge

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 eds.