Thursday Ap 2

Heavy head.
Publication date of O.S.S. in England: 6th in U.S.A.[RG]
Yellow tulip out.
Planted dahlias.
Heavy boiratic day: no sun.
To sea again, recovered pin[RG] tie-pin I left on the rocks yesterday: wrote 9 pp [pages] finishing Chapter XV1. Only two more, it looks like.
Wrote to John G. about help promised for Antigua.
Another camelia out. Marguerite bush in full flower.
Refused to pay bill from Sabater, via Estanco , for 252 pesetas for letter paper.
Seeds coming up. Nice letter from David.
Garden[RG]Stone tables still lying about, and deposito2 beginnings in a forlorn mess waiting for political activity as a result of the Ap.12 elections.
Epilogue almost ready.
Winter probably over now: no fires since March 9th or so.
All the same had fire this evening to keep off the damp. Gelat came and Medora. Apparently water-appeal is being withdrawn. Gelat is going to be Mayor and the Rights will withdraw. Gelat has a 'collar' for the Señor3 of Sa Pedrissa, having looked at his ×××× [indecipherable] 'contribution' – can make him pay 2000 pesetas for his land, 5 years back[RG] in arrears. If the Dr wants to go to Palma he must ask Gelat for permission then...Sweated out cold with Cafiapirina [sic: Cafiaspirin], rum, hot orange.

Editorial Notes

1of Antigua eds.
2resevoir K.G.
3master, or owner eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Pedrissa, Sa

    Majorca, Sp
    Farm on the way to Valldemossa. WG
  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Graves, John
    R.G.'s brother. Visited R.G. & L.R. in 1934 with R.G.'s mother. WG
  • Sabater

    Printer in Palma who did work for R.G. & L.R. eds.
  • David

    Graves, David
    R.G.'s second child [by Nancy Nicholson]. W.G. In RAF; killed in the war. The only one of Graves' children who might have become a poet had he lived. K.G., eds.
  • Gelat

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)
  • Madora

    Marroig Más, Madora
    Gelat's wife. W.G. R.G. often spells her first name "Medora," and precedes it with "the." eds.
  • Médico

    Vives, Antonio Dr.
    The village doctor (Deyá). At odds with Gelat (water rights controversy). His brother, Juan Vives, was Gelat's son-in-law. WG

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: Old Soldier Sahib
    • Author: Richards, Frank
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, New York
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Harrison Smith & Robert Haas
    • Idno: A44
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Philosophy and Poetry
    • Title: Epilogue II
    • Author: Hodge, Alan and Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Epilogue II
    • Editor: Riding, Laura & Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B24
    • Date: 1936

Elements Mentioned

  • boira

    Mist. WG