June 23 Tuesday

Very hot day. but clear
Women's education in the East 1.
Gelat came with a long report. The Education committee referred the maestra 2'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 fuente 3 source to go down to the claimants. This leaves half the water to him, and he will divert the stream to the deposito 4 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 Plaza 5 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

    (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