Friday Thursday[RG] March 20

Ordered frames from Miguel for Betty.
Paid estanco.
Planted seed bed beside the drive
1 Ageratum 8 Walflower
2 Dahlia 9 Delphinium light blue
3 ? white daisies 10 Lobelia dark blue
4 Zinnias 11 Brompton Stocks
5 African marigolds 12 Lupin
6 Calceolaria(?) 13 Mignonette
7 Wild peony 14 Salpiglossis
Letter from Bill Fuller about legal side of Antigua . Recast story to meet his objections, and wrote to ask him whether allright.
Jenny had written nicely to Margaret Russell.
Heavy day with boirà .
4 pp [pages] of Antigua . Unexpectedly good reviews of Tom's novel.1
Gave Betty frames & said goodbye to her.
Mysterious telegram from "May": which on enquiry proved to be Roca's mistake for Norman.
Laura lost silver pin I bought her.

Editorial Notes

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • 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.
  • Bill Fuller

    Fuller, William
    lawyer and researcher for Antigua Penny Puce KG; m. to Mary Fuller eds.
  • Miguel

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

    Russell, Margaret
    House-keeper L.R. & R.G. had had in London. WG
  • Tom

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG
  • Roca

    ? Villager?
  • Norman Cameron

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Estanco

    Local Tobacconist, a general shop KG


    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Moon's No Fool, The
    • Author: Matthews, Tom
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1936-02-13

Elements Mentioned

  • boira

    Mist. WG