Ap 27 Monday.

Antigua – jacking up Chapter XV & transcopying Chapter 4, 5 and 6.
Whole batch of excellent O.S.S. reviews.
Wrote to Richards. Walked down the valley, up by Son Bauza.
Gelat returned. Had seen the expediente1 & defended himself to Masquelet, who gave him a solemn assurance that all was well. In the expediente[RG] report, derived from the expediente2, lies and omissions which Gelat and his lawyer answered. G. & L. both vaguely accused of nefarious ×××× [indecipherable] antecedents. There is some Palma Staff-Colonel who has done this. G. also got proceedings against carabineros3 dropped.
He brought us a fine leash (vellum halft4) for Solomon5.
Tea with M. and A. at Can Torrent.
Masquelet will pass through Deyá one of these days.
Honor wrote to Mrs Glover6 saying that if she was there, she'd slap her face.

Editorial Notes

1proceedings K.G.
2proceedings K.G.
3coast guards K.G.
4halter eds.
5Graves' dog eds.
6 Gordon Glover's mother? eds

Hands Referenced

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

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.
  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Son Bauza

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    A large farm complex on the opposite side of the valley from Canellun. WG
  • Can Torrent

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House next to Canellun also belonging to LR & RG. Built by Norman Cameron. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Lacaci, Carlos Masquelet
    Spanish Minister of War in the spring of 1936. See diary April 10, 13, 27 (1936). eds.
  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Marjorie

    Launder, Marjorie
    Schoolmistress; friend of James Reeves R.G.
  • Alan Bartlett

    Official at Ministry of Agriculture; friend of James Reeves R.G.
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Richards

    Richards, Frank
    Author of Old Soldiers Never Die and Old Soldier Sahib which R.G. rewrote for him. Was in The Royal Welch Fusiliers, R.G.'s regiment. eds.; Birth name is Francis Phillip Woodruff eds. see Diary September 27, 1936


    • 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