June 27 Saturday.

Boira on mountains.
Working. Rosa sewing, Catalina, Francisca, Maria Murciana, Catalina Martina whitewashing etc, in garden 2 Seb [Sebastian]s, (Aquel ×××× [indecipherable] putting the cañas1 on the arbour) & Bartolomé collecting stone for work on wall.
Arbour completed.
Jenny wrote saying that 'Follow the Sun'2 comes off today & she wants to come here for a holiday. Wrote, welcoming her.
Work on Schools. (early mediaeval).
Busy replacing Mesquida pictures & furniture.
Row: Maria Murciana & Catalina Martina insulted by something of Francisca's reported by the other Catalina. Laura smoothed it out, gave notice to Catalina. Catalina wouldn't go to bed, so Francisca for fear, came upstairs to sleep. Alarms in the night.

Editorial Notes

1rose canes eds. K.G.
2 C.B. Cochran's 1936 Revue "Follow the Sun" (music by Arthur Schwartz; lyrics by Howard Dietz & Desmond Carter) eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Mesquida

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    The dining room in Canellun was called the Mesquida after a painting hanging in it. WG

People Mentioned

  • Bartolomé

    The mason. WG
  • Sebastian

    Aquel, Sebastian
    "That" Sebastian? (nickname) K.G. A villager who helped out with renovations, landscaping etc. May have had some seniority among the labourers there. W.G., eds.
  • Laura

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

    Cochran, C. B.
    Director of musical revues in London: RG's daughter Jenny performed as a chorus-girl in his "Follow the Sun" and "Midnight Laughter". (RPG 252-53) eds
  • Francisca

    maid at Canelluñ hired May 25, 1936 eds.
  • Catalina

    Cook from Palma employed by RG and LR; worked with Margarita, the chambermaid. W.G., eds.
  • Rosa

    Dress maker. Also made cushions, seat covers, etc. WG
  • Maria

    Murciana, Maria
    Member of a Murcian immigrant family [check]. WG
  • Catalina

    Domestic help. Called in for white-washing, etc. WG
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.


    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura

Elements Mentioned

  • boira

    Mist. WG