June 30 Tuesday (San Marsal1)

Rewriting Antigua passages following L's suggestions, helping with lunch.
Bartolome putting in kitchen & patio2 screen doors. Cellar being whitewashed by C. Martina & M. Murciana.
Income tax repayment from England of £55: unexpected.
Wrote newsletter to MacCormacks.
There may be deaths among our Apricots & peaches because of the rain. They are losing their leaves. Gelat is spraying them and the roses.

Editorial Notes

1Saint Martial eds.
2court-yard K.G.

Hands Referenced

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).
  • Maria

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

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

    McCormack, Walter & Violet
    Tenants of Ca'n Torrent. Had two daughters: Jennifer, a dancer, & Betty. Continued their friendship with Robert and Laura in England. eds.


    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936