June 6 Saturday

Bartolomé making a bench with stones from the Can Mado oven. News came at 11 of the death of his aunt by cancer (Francisco the carpenter's wife) so he knocked off. Went to Margarita for my new trousers: not started, of course.
Miguel brought framed picture of Toledo: & round table to Posada.
Wrote four pages for Laura about Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides1.
To L.H. in answer to his: explaining my feelings.
Still cold weather, no need for mosquito netting yet. One pear tree has only just begun to leaf.
Flowers put in a week ago have all taken well. Abelins2 are leaving Deyá.
Had 'stosia' dream3. ×××× [indecipherable]

Editorial Notes

1for Drama eds.
2Abelens K.G.
3seems to be a made up word – p. 306 Antigua – for these flowers (which for some reason or other, he calls "stosias" – we suppose they have to be called something) K.G.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Ca'n Madó

    Majorca, Sp
    Old flour mill, on the road to Palma, converted into a hydro-electric plant by Gelat. Laura bought him a generator. Part of the orchard was bought by LR & RG. WG
  • 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.
  • Toledo

    Toledo, New Castille, Spain
  • 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.

People Mentioned

  • Bartolomé

    The mason. WG
  • Laura

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

    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG
  • Francisco of Ca l'Abat

    His son, Antonio de C'as Pintat, was one of the village carpenters. WG
  • Margarita Modista

    Margarita Modista
    Modista: Dress maker (in Deyá). W.G., eds.
  • Liddell Hart

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • Abelin

    Abelen, Peter
    (1884-1962), German painter living in Deyá. K.G.; RG often misspells the name: Abelin eds.


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