July 27th Monday.

Bartolomé filling in wall near refuse-pit.
No more roses, practically, but zinnias and dahlias and carnations for the house.
D [Don] Bernardo has decided that all is lost and gone into Palma to get out money from the bank. So has Schw. The camion1 has to go or it would look like disobedience to the military.
Pancho as volunteer has been sent to a barracks far from Palma where he only gets 15 centimos a day. Schools.
Note from Millonario that Radio Catalunya2 is asking for L's whereabouts.
Palma [RG] was only bombarded with leaflets & news.
Saw a copy of Vanguardia3 dropped by a plane (July 25th). On radio from England heard Govt [Government] has definitely got the upper hand. (Mola beaten back from Guadarrama) and heavy fighting between La Linea & Malaga. Story of escape of captured hydroplane [sic: hidroplane] from Mallorca: the pilot pretended it wouldn't fly without a lot of petrol and then soared off.
Sugar & coffee shortage; flour & petrol shortage in view. Row with little A. [Antonia] for her gluttony.
Local carabineros4 asked by Captain which side they are. They replied "we are wearing Govt [Government] buttons".

Editorial Notes

1bus KG
2out of Barcelona eds.
3 Barcelona newspaper eds.
4coast guards KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

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

    Catalunya, Spain
    Located on the Mediterranean coast. eds.
  • Majorca/ Mallorca

    Majorca, Sp
    Largest of the Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern coast of Spain. R.G. and L.R. lived there, in Deyá, from 1929-1936. eds
  • La Linea

    La Linea, Andalusia, Spain
    City in extreme south of Spain, beside Gibraltar eds.
  • Guadarrama

    Sierra de Guadarrama (mountain range), Castilla y Leon (Old Castile), Spain
    a mountain range rising from the "Meseta" (central plateau), north of Madrid.
  • Malaga

    Malaga, Andalusia, Spain
    City on the East coast of Spain, north of Gibraltar eds.

People Mentioned

  • Bartolomé

    The mason. WG
  • Laura

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

    Colom, Pancho
    Don Bernardo's son. A black sheep. WG
  • Bernardo

    Colom, Bernardo
    Ex Cuban, previous owner of 'Son Canals', and former owner of 'Luna land' (on the other side of the road) cf. Married to a Cuban lady. Sons: Marcos (married to Gelat's daughter Magdalena) and Pancho. KG & WG
  • Millionario

    Millionario (rich resident of Deyá)
    Rich American living in Ca l'Andresa. W.G.; Basque resident of Deyá (with American wife). K.G.
  • Mola

    Mola, General
    1887-1937; General in the Spanish Army eds.


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