Wednesday Ap 1st

Hung up map of Spain. In the place of Deyá appears Palomera: this is a mistake. Jaime I1 landed at 'Palomera' near an island, probably Dragonera: so possibly Andraitx is intended: or Banalbufar.
Finished Ch [chapter] XIV started XV (9pp [pages])2
Harrison Smith want to distribute Seizin Books.
Fine day. Slight cold, first this year.
Dug out dahlias for replanting.
Bathed: water warm enough for it to be a pleasure.
Found narcissus growing wild in cracks of rock above small cala3.
Laura dictating4 to Karl in the Francisca room in the evening: To H-S. & Constable.
Went to bed feeling not too good.

Editorial Notes

111th-century Spanish king who defeated the Moors on Mallorca and ruled peacefully for several decades. eds
2of Antigua eds.
3cove K.G.
4 Troy, etc K.G.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Deyá

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Town located on the northwest coast of Majorca, on the hillside between the Teix Mountains and the sea: this was RG's home with Laura Riding from 1929 to 1936. He returned there with his family after WW II. Eds.
  • Palomera

    Palomera, Majorca, Spain
    R.G. observes that Jaime I landed at Palomera. Diary, April 1, 1936.
  • Sa Dragonera

    Majorca, Spain
    A dragon-shaped island off the western tip of Majorca. eds.
  • Andraitx

    Andraitx, Majorca, Spain
    Also spelt Andratx. A village just inland from the western tip of Majorca; there is also a Port d'Andratx right on the coast. eds.
  • Bañalbufar

    Bañalbufar, Majorca, Sp
    Another village on the north west coast of the island. WG; famous for its tomatoes. KG
  • Francisca Room

    Canellun, Deyá, Mallorca, Spain
    Designated by Laura Riding for a little Mallorquin girl named Francisca, about whom Laura also wrote the poem Laura and Francisca R.P.G.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

Organizations Mentioned

  • Harrison Smith and Robert Haas

    R.G.'s American publisher for I, Claudius and Claudius the God. eds.
  • 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
  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG


    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937