July 26 Sunday

Woken at 6 by a plane that went over Palma. It (or another) returned at two o clock after flying over Soller. The[RG] One that flew over Inca yesterday dropped leaflets and squibs1.
Laura on last bit of Troy.
Greatest heat yet; but a breeze.
Wild mimosa flowering again[RG] and that bush with white berries near the arbol de pisos2.
Nobody is allowed to talk in groups of three or more in public places, or to listen to neighbours' radios, or to circulate news unfavourable to the military. In the villages F [Fascist]'s are eating and drinking at expense of shops and hotels with[RG] at rifle's point, and black-and-tanning.
×××× [indecipherable] Tonight's Fabrica radio reported Government advances towards Cordoba, Vittoria, Saragossa. Madrid gave railway timetables (proving the opposition news to be lies). Palma reported bombarded. No car came to Deyá so it isn't known what happened.

Editorial Notes

1fireworks eds.
2 arancaria KG; south american pine eds.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

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

    Soller, Majorca, Sp
    Town of some 10,000 inhabitants ten kilometers from Deyá. WG
  • Fábrica

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Home of Juan (Gelat) and his wife, the Madora. K.G. The ground floor was a nave extended over the equivalent of two more lots. This originally was a factory with an oil press, a flour mill and a soap making machine all run by a steam engine. Gelat replaced steam by fuel-oil and installed an electricity generator. When he put in the turbine at Ca'n Madó he removed the machinery and built a Café in its place (the Sala Concordia). WG
  • Deyá

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Town located on the northwest coast of Majorca, on the hillside between the Teix Mountains and the sea: this was RG's home with Laura Riding from 1929 to 1936. He returned there with his family after WW II. Eds.
  • Inca

    Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
    Town in northwest of Majorca eds.
  • Cordova

    Cordova, Andalusia, Spain
    city in north-central Andalusia eds.
  • Vitoria

    Located in Northern Spain. WG
  • Saragossa

    Saragossa, Aragon, Spain
    City in central Aragon region of Spain eds.
  • Madrid

    Madrid, New Castile, Spain
    Capital city of Spain eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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


    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937