Palma Ap Monday[RG] Tuesday[RG] 7

Yesterday[RG] At the Feria1 a 10 centimo fortune-telling apparatus prophesied a small inheritance.
I had never had one before & today it came: 1/70th residuary legatee[RG] of my paternal grandfather's estate[RG] trust fund for my Aunt Lily[RG] (born 1810 - died 1899) —
£18.7s [shillings] 0.
Very tired.
Drew pension; bought Laura old diamond and small-sapphire ring for 150 p [pesetas].
Laura dictated letters to Karl. I went to Casas. Nothing.
She bought me white socks & shoes. I bought myself black shoes.
Visited pottery factory bought pots & under-pieces.
×××× [indecipherable] Victorian dinner service of 61 pieces at Margarita Mateu's for 100 pesetas.
In the evening saw the worst film ever filmed. Vanessa2: a Hugh Walpole story with Robert Montgomery & Helen Hayes.

Editorial Notes

1Easter Fair K.G.
21935 eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Casas

    Antique dealer in Palma. WG
  • Margarita Mateu

    Mateu, Margarita
    Antique dealer, mostly jewellery, in Palma. WG
  • Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, d.1995, who later changed his name to Kenneth Gay, was Robert Graves' and Laura Riding's personal secretary during the period when the diary was written. He later annotated another printout of the diary produced from the B.A. Graves transcript, which is at the Graves Trust Archives in St. John's Oxford. Notes by Karl Goldschmidt are denoted as KG.