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 deposito 2 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 Apparently water-appeal is being withdrawn.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 Señor 3 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

    (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
  • 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: 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