June 3 Wednesday.

Laura having finished 3 sections of Troy read it to me all morning. Then in afternoon worked on Drama for Epilogue (Alan Hodge). Heavy day. In the garden were working
Olive at Can Torrent pulled out: other sawn into logs and stone path mended.
Read Davy Jones & took notes.
Laura condemned the middle olive on the drive. Gave Madora 200 p [pesetas]. for Magdalena's wedding present. She gave us cuttings of alegria en casa [sic: Allegria in Casa]2, a single crimson geranium & a roundleaved cactus. Planted papyrus & potted the M's things.
Smart shower of rain in evening making watering unnecessary.
Another version of To Disown the Records.

Editorial Notes

1Sebastian de Ses Pins was probably a gardener /labourer from the village ; Sebastian Font Fresc was also a gardener. WG, KG
2a plant name. Generally called simply alegrias. Not to be confused with "Alegrias" which is a form of Flamenco music. WG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Can Torrent

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

People Mentioned

  • Bartolomé

    The mason. WG
  • Sebastian

    Aquel, Sebastian
    "That" Sebastian? (nickname) K.G. A villager who helped out with renovations, landscaping etc. May have had some seniority among the labourers there. W.G., 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.)
  • Amador

    Gelat's right hand man. Drove the bus. WG; also Gelat's chauffeur KG
  • Laura

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

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Madora

    Marroig Más, Madora
    Gelat's wife. W.G. R.G. often spells her first name "Medora," and precedes it with "the." eds.
  • Magdalena Marroig

    Marroig Más, Magdalena
    Gelat's daughter. Later married Marcos Colom. WG


    • Title: To Disown the Once Written [poem; becomes To Disown the Records, then Birthday. Not traced. Apparently not published. D.W.]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1936-07-15
    • Title: Davy Jones
    • Author: Hillgarth, Alan
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Ivor Nicholson & Watson
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Drama
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Author: Riding, Laura/ Hodge, Alan/ Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • BiblScope: 193-226
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Editor: Riding, Laura/ Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937