July 10 Friday.

Wall gravelled: now called 'The Mercado'1.
Mediaeval schools2.
Honor wired she will come on 14th.
Castañer saw house & garden. ashamed & jealous, it seemed.
Fixed curtain rods properly at Posada: rose dying, lemon surpisingly coming to life again.
New blue-mechanics trousers.
Certain anxiety about money.
Castañer identified our 'mortar' as a holy water stoup from the Palma temple — the heads are knights templars. This explains the
[figure - figure – unidentified drawing]
Schw. says if genuine worth 5000 pes [pesetas].

Editorial Notes

1The Market?? eds. Not known. Unless it is the main wall which separates the garden from the main road. There are irises planted on top. This was a new idea in the village and I can imagine Gelat saying "it looks like a market." WG
2for Schools eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Posada, La

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House on the Puig next to Deyá church. Originally part of the Es Molí property. It had been rented by the church for Sunday school. RG and LR bought it in February, 1935, to use as a guest house for their visitors. WG, eds.

People Mentioned

  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Castañer

    ? Owner of a large house in the Clot. Worked in Palma? WG
  • Swartz

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG


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