Saturday May[RG] March[RG] 28

Chapter XIII 7 pages.
Hot day.
Bathed. Mrs Oliphant's1 Lit.Hist.of England 2 came; one volume short. and Plato in Bohn3.
Laura's new blue silk blouse.
Pansy woke us up at 12.30 carolling along carretera4.
Catalina's gift vase refused: she was very sweet about it.
Carl says "Next time she'll give you a book-token."

Editorial Notes

1Margaret Oliphant(1828-1897) K.G., eds.
2 Literary History of England 1790-1825 K.G.
3edition K.G.
4main road K.G.

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).
  • Catalina

    Cook from Palma employed by RG and LR; worked with Margarita, the chambermaid. W.G., eds.
  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Pansy

    Pepito de Can Jordi
    Called "the Pansy," later known as Pep de Can Pelat, he was gay, and came from a good family in Palma who more or less exiled him to Deyá. He used to dress in drag, and was living with the German painter Leman. WG