Sunday May 10th

Sweated out a cold last night with rum & hot orange water.
Rained again all night.
Planted some self sown cranes-bill. A lot of dahlias are coming up, planted[RG] self-sown[RG]. Others eaten by slugs.
Wrote tentative foreword for Antigua & went over Karl's typing of the new chapters. Laura reading proofs of Epilogue II.
The espalier roses at their best.
First love-in-the-mist out.
All getting so fed up with Catalina.
Strawberries starting.
Everything very late that wasn't very early. Pears not even budding yet, most of them.
To Posada and hung up the tela1 in the comedor [sic: comidor] 2.
Finished the three chapters of Ant. and included in the typescript.
Reading Epilogue proofs after Laura.
Eyes very tired.

Editorial Notes

1material K.G.
2dining-room K.G.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Posada, La

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House on the Puig next to Deyá church. Originally part of the Es Molí property. It had been rented by the church for Sunday school. RG and LR bought it in February, 1935, to use as a guest house for their visitors. WG, eds.

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.
  • Catalina

    Cook from Palma employed by RG and LR; worked with Margarita, the chambermaid. W.G., eds.


    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Epilogue II
    • Editor: Riding, Laura & Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B24
    • Date: 1936