Sunday May 3

Going through Ant. last time finding a few things.
To Palma to Bullfight (novillada1) Young Mejias, nephew of El Gallo & Joselito,[RG] and young Belmonte. Both extremely good: each[RG] Mejias[RG] got 2 fails, & Belmonte 3:[RG] clean killing except that M. had trouble with a descabello2. Belmonte had the better bulls.[RG]
Francisquito & Juan3 came with us. Lena's Bar with Sch & Str. There effusively greeted by the Cooks after this long silence.
The two bullfighters carried all the way to Alhambra on shoulders of crowd & there clapped ×××× [indecipherable] at until they appeared at the window.
B. very close to the bull & M. full of ideas.

Editorial Notes

1bullfight with young bulls eds.
2stab in the [bull's]neck K.G.
3could be referring to Juan Vives, Francisquito's father. eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Lena's Bar

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

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    One of the best Palma hotels. WG

People Mentioned

  • Juan

    Mas, Juan Marroig
    Usually refers to Gelat's son, sometimes to Gelat himself. WG
  • Mejias

    a bullfighter; nephew of El Gallo eds.
  • El Gallo

    Gomez, Rafael "Gallo"
    bullfighter eds.
  • Young Belmonte

    "young Belmonte," related to Juan Belmonte the bullfighter, either son: Juanito, or younger brother: Manuel. eds.
  • Franciscito

    Vives, Franciscito
    Gelat's grandson W.G. Son of Anita, Gelat's daughter in Rennes. KG
  • Juan

    Vives, Juan
    The Doctor's brother. Married to Gelat's daughter. Lived in Rennes, France. WG
  • Swartz

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • Cooks

    Cook, William
    American painter living in Palma. See: What is Remembered, by Alice B.Toklas. London: Michael Jaspl, 1963. p. 32, 95-97, 101, 121.; m. to Jeanne, French woman, formerly William Cook's model, herself a painter KG. See Diary June 25, 1935


    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936