Feb 1 Sat.

To ×××× [crossed out] Palma at 9.15.
Laura 2 hours at dentist's: new plate. Strenge & Schw. Str had had operation to ovaries. Awful lunch at Parisien Restaurant. The Regnaux1 & "MilPesetas"2 & people who stared & whispered. At Margarita Mateu's bought old thick silk Mall3 skirt green with sheen,(900pts.) & white linen nightgown 10pts. & white damask runner 8pts., & at funny little shop where mirror came from a sort of scarf-bodice for 9[RG] olive-grey with ivy trimming, for 9pts.. Bought photograph album; bird cage for us & for fabrica, not much else.
Margarita to Areñal for week-end.
In evening worked on Schools.
Lemon & apricot4 planted at Posada.

Editorial Notes

1 Fr.: those that reign; the 'people of influence'? eds
2nick-name for a patron of the restaurant. KG
3Majorcan. KG
4trees. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

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

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Restaurant in Palma. WG
  • 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
  • Arenal, El

    Arenal, El, Majorca, Sp
    Village in the bay of Palma. WG
  • Posada, La

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House on the Puig next to Deyá church. Originally part of the Es Molí property. It had been rented by the church for Sunday school. RG and LR bought it in February, 1935, to use as a guest house for their visitors. WG, eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • Swartz

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Margarita Mateu

    Mateu, Margarita
    Antique dealer, mostly jewellery, in Palma. WG
  • Margarita

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


    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura