June 17 Wednesday.

A little sun, but clouded over again immediately. Men working again, removing top olive from drive and replanting it below, Bartolome making frame of cement to put a cover over the pit, & continuing shrubbery path.
Laura gave me job of going on with Schools by myself. Last night worked on Chinese, this morning on Indian school systems.
In evening Laura went over more Antigua with me, in afternoon we went over what I had written about Politics & Poetry and Gelat & Medora came & former explained danger Nuns are in of getting their school[RG] convent[RG] closed as well as school,[RG] because they have canvassed against the maestra 1 who is now turning nasty, though previously prepared to exchange. At Bañalbufar the people turned out to prevent inspector serving notice on nuns, & inspector to avoid bloodshed(Guardia Civiles2 were ready to fire) drove off.

Editorial Notes

1school-mistress K.G.
2Civil Guards K.G.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Bañalbufar

    Bañalbufar, Majorca, Sp
    Another village on the north west coast of the island. WG; famous for its tomatoes. KG

People Mentioned

  • Bartolomé

    The mason. WG
  • 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.)
  • Laura

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

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


    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • Title: Politics and Poetry [essay]
    • Title: Epilogue III
    • Author: Riding, Laura/ Graves, Robert/ Kemp, Harry/ Hodge, Alan/ Vara, Madeleine
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • BiblScope: 6-53
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura