June 20 Saturday.

Rained in night: hot wind1.
Working on Schools, India & Japan, and checking p[RG] & cross-copying 3 sections of[RG] Politics to send off today.
Watt unable to get an offer from Watt[RG] Rosenbach [RG]2, trying Wells. Told him to accept Maggs', rather than nothing by delaying too long.
Ordered bl[RG] brown suit and two grey flannels from Allen, to be brought by David: cost £14.7. in all (suit £11.9, with discount)
To Posada where paths are laid but casita3 not yet floored.
Hot wind had taken half the leaves off the almond trees.
Bartolome dressing stones on Luna land for building the wall with the inscribed st.[RG] Moli stone4 in.
Gelat reports that a meeting for an arreglo5 at 9 am summoned by the opposition lawyer & G's lawyer (Luis Alemany & Barcelo) was not attended owing to differences. The hearing is now on July 1st.

Editorial Notes

1 Sirocco K.G.
2on T.E.L. letters K.G.
3shed K.G.
4i.e.stone-basin K.G.; the Moli stone usually refers to a tuffa (a soft calcite stone at the source of a spring). WG
5deal 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.
  • Luna land

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Land on the opposite side of the main road from Canellun belonging to RG and LR. WG

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.)
  • David

    Graves, David
    R.G.'s second child [by Nancy Nicholson]. W.G. In RAF; killed in the war. The only one of Graves' children who might have become a poet had he lived. K.G., eds.
  • General Barceló

    Barceló, General
    Spent summers at Son Bauzá. WG
  • Allen

    Allen, J.B.
    London tailor KG
  • Rosenbach, A. S. W.
    (1876-1952) American scholar, bookseller, and rare book collector.
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • A.S. Watt & Son, Ltd.

    Watt, A.S.
    RG's literary agent: first mentioned in November, 1935; team includes: Alexander Strahan Watt, and W.P. Watt et al, who may have handled different aspects of Graves' extensive European publishing and distribution. The firm replaced Eric Pinker. K.G. When did Pinker go, and why? KG
  • Maggs Bros.

    Maggs Bros.
    Auction house and antiquarian booksellers K.G.


    • 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

Elements Mentioned

  • Sirocco

    South easterly wind. Used generically for all southerly winds which eddy on the leeward side of the Teix mountains above Deya. WG