Feb 21 Friday

Transcopied Chapter 3 of Antigua.
The hottest February day within recollection: hot south wind.
Laura tidying house to give new girl a good introduction. Dulan sent Jane Austen's Sanditon and Persian miniature by Razan of "Doctor medicining a devil case." £2.2. Took it to Miguel for framing in olive wood.
Walk to McCormacks, blouse from Margarita for Laura, to Secretario to ask that Millonario's mother-in-law should stop calling her house Can Torrent (real name Ca Landresa).
Pepe's men brought a millstone from Can Jordi. Wrote a letter to D.T. correcting Connolly's inaccuracies about Seizin Books.
Peach & apricot blooming: freezias going over. Yellow creeper in flower.
Went over Books part of Advertising with Laura.
* Today completes a year of diary: which started with Chapter 3 of Antigua.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Can Torrent

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House next to Canellun also belonging to LR & RG. Built by Norman Cameron. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Connolly, Cyril
    A reviewer of L.R.'s Progress of Stories; editor of Horizon [magazine?] eds.
  • Dulan

    Dealer in antique engravings, books. London? WG
  • Miguel

    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG
  • Margarita Modista

    Margarita Modista
    Modista: Dress maker (in Deyá). W.G., eds.
  • Secretario

    a Deyánese municipal title used by Graves eds.
  • Millionario

    Millionario (rich resident of Deyá)
    Rich American living in Ca l'Andresa. W.G.; Basque resident of Deyá (with American wife). K.G.
  • Pepe

    Salas, José
    Master builder. Built Canellun. Pepe is a diminutive of José. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Seizin Press

    Founded when Robert Graves and Laura Riding began their partnership in London. R.G. and L.R. continued to operate their own press in Deyá, but stopped printing in 1935. Seizin Press published a number of literary works in conjunction with Constable in London, including the Epilogue series, and other works by Laura Riding and their literary associates. eds


    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Advertising [includes four articles]
    • Author: Riding, Laura/ Graves, Robert/ Goldschmidt, Karl/ Cameron, Norman
    • Editor: Riding, Laura; Graves, Robert (Associate Editor)
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • BiblScope: 230-258
    • Idno: B25
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Daily Telegraph
    • PubPlace: London
    • Date: 1856-1936
    • Title: Book Advertising
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Author: Robert Graves
    • Editor: Laura Riding
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • BiblScope: 239 - 246
    • Idno: B25
    • Date: 1937