July 9 Thursday.

To Palma 7. with Alan.
Had to have back right eye tooth pulled 25 p. [pesetas] & pain.
Cashed pension cheque, bought 3 old linen sheets from Marg a M. for 65 p: at Gelabert engraved tumbler 5 p.; various household things.
Ate at Repla: sad about L's Bar.
Capella Classica saw Thomas.1
Thought Francisca2 had gone off. Waited till 3.15. She came on with another camion3.
Bartolomé finishing the stone wall.
Karl has done an excellent Antigua penny puce design.
* Antigua went off to Constable.

Editorial Notes

1Thomas was the director of the Capella Classica choir. He lived in Palma and was friendly with foreigners. WG
2? Could be the other Francisca who worked for them? eds.
3bus eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Antigua

    Carribean Sea,
    Carribean Island eds.
  • Lena's Bar

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    LR and RG sometimes ate here while in Palma on shopping or business trips. eds.
  • Repla

    Palma, Majorca, Spain
    A restaurant where RG eats instead of Lena's Bar after Daily Chronicle article eds. see Diary July 7 & 9, 1936

People Mentioned

  • Bartolomé

    The mason. WG
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Francisca

    RG's cook from Pollensa, started work July 6 eds. see Diary July 3, 1936
  • Margarita Mateu

    Mateu, Margarita
    Antique dealer, mostly jewellery, in Palma. WG
  • Francisca

    maid at Canelluñ hired May 25, 1936 eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Gelabert's

    antique store "behind cathedral" in Palma eds.
  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG


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