Ap 8 Wednesday [sic: Wedneday]

Laura engaged Antonia a girl from Arta: to come tomorrow for a week on trial. Bought new Remington portable[RG] typewriter for 550 pesetas, got 150 pesetas back on other.
Laura makes Sabater admit sending in a 257 peseta bill twice.
Slept better last night. Bought things at Gordiola1 crazy vase for 16 pes [pesetas], 6 tumblers, etc.
Went to the antique-shop behind Cathedral. Bought
2 Bristol blue vases 20
1 fruit stand with old mauve top 10
1 white & gold jug 10
1 old pink skirt 5
2 pieces embroidery 2
1 flower vase 4
1 lustre mug 8
1 Goya pink & blue mug 15
1 tiny bluegrey mug 1
1 white barrel jug 5
2 lustre candlesticks 15
1 cruet 10
for 100 p. [pesetas]
Gelat busy: arranged that Ayuntamiento2 will resign. Water business: 'Boy' won't sign, but will probably. Road: he is summoned to Madrid to declare again. Quiet lunch at Lena's.
Back at 6. Hotel bill 160 pesetas3. In all spent about 1100 pesetas.

Editorial Notes

1glass shop K.G.
2local administration K.G.
3for three people K.G.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Grand Hotel

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
  • Arta

    Majorca, Spain
    a rural village located inland from the east coast of Majorca. eds.
  • Lena's Bar

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    LR and RG sometimes ate here while in Palma on shopping or business trips. eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Printer in Palma who did work for R.G. & L.R. 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.)
  • "Boi"

    Boi, Sebastian
    The "torpe." Slightly half witted. WG
  • Antonia from Artá

    maid hired April 8, 1936 eds.