June 23 Tuesday

Very hot day. but clear
Women's education in the East1.
Gelat came with a long report. The Education committee referred the maestra2's complaint to the mayoralty, Gelat called a meeting of parents, one of whom (was prompted to) brought up question of her nationality – This was put in writing: if she consents to exchange she won't be turned out. If she doesn't she will.
The water thing is practically settled. Gelat has conditioned that a certain pipe be put at the fuente3 source to go down to the claimants. This leaves half the water to him, and he will divert the stream to the deposito4 which will always remain full: & he has hours free from 4 in the morning to 9 every day. The road business shelved, apparently to save the staff-colonel's face. The school may be built for nothing by applying for 5 units (3 schoolrooms, library, doctor's consulting room) at 12,000 pes. [pesetas] grant each.
Miguel putting up the crosspieces of the rose-arbour including a rounded piece that came from the Moli: Bartolome tiling the bench.
Finished Poetry & Politics with Laura: now about 45 typed pp [pages].
In evening to Plaza5 to the Comedia6 at 9.
Back at 1.30. First play, classical about dead soldier's return – rascally mayor – soldier struck dumb.
Other about unemployment in Mallorca, comic.

Editorial Notes

1for Schools eds.
2school-mistress K.G.
3spring K.G.
4resevoir K.G.
5village square K.G.
6play K.G.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Majorca/ Mallorca

    Majorca, Sp
    Largest of the Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of Spain. R.G. and L.R. lived there, in Deyá, from 1929-1936. eds
  • Molí, Es

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Large estate which Gelat divided up and sold for the owner. The farm-house was bought by Juan Mayol. RG & LR bought the Posada, Es Piñets and part of Ca'n Madó. 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.)
  • 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


    • 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