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

    Riding, 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.

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