Aug 18 Tuesday.

My new suit arrived, Laura's Bridget Hat, p.c. [post card] from Juan (Pequeño)1 dated Aug 8th, saying all well.
Ant. proofs. Troy 4.
Dull warm day. Mrs Fenwich Williams looked in at lunch &[RG] asked was I a relative of Basil Taylor, was Laura a) Spanish b) on the stage.[RG]
Started with headache: went at 11 o clock.
Kicking a coloured[RG] ball about in the garden in the afternoon with John and Alan.
Walk with Lucie, John, Peggy in country – saw a barn of large flint, brick, pink plaster, black tarred end-boards, tiles.
Bell in evening with Gwen Hutcheson – Fairy outside in car.
Lady Shepherd has a house in the village, which we saw.
Bought dishes, cruets, sauce-dish etc for Canellun, for £6/11 in all at Woltons.
News of second landing in Majorca: at Puerto Cristo.[RG]

Editorial Notes

1 pequeño means "young" in Spanish. eds

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • 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
  • The Bell

    Great Bardfield, England
    public house frequented by RG et al while visiting John Aldridge and Lucy Brown at The Place RPG
  • Canellun

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Laura Riding and Robert Graves' house. Also Canellun (private) road. WG, KG
  • Puerto Cristo

    Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Shepherd, Lady
    ? Seems to have lived in Formalutx...There is a reference to her in "The Greater Aphrodisiad" by Charles J.L. Elwell, London 1995. WG
  • Alan

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

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 eds.
  • Lucie

    Brown, Lucie
    Married artist John Aldridge. eds.
  • Peggy Graves

    Graves, Peggy
    Married to Charles Graves, R.G.'s brother. Both provided support to Robert's daughter Jenny while she was performing in London. (RPG 249, 265) eds.
  • Bridget

    London milliner, with Aage Tharup's KG
  • Juan

    Mas, Juan Marroig
    Usually refers to Gelat's son, sometimes to Gelat himself. WG
  • Mrs. Fenwick Williams

    Williams, Mrs. Fenwick
    neighbour of John Aldridge in Great Bardfield? eds.
  • Basil

    Taylor, Basil
    Basil Taylor of Great Bardfield. RG mentions hearing of Basil's suicide (Diary: December 26th, 1935). According to KG, this may be the Basil he is referring to.
  • Gwen Hutcheson

    Hutcheson, Gwen

Organizations Mentioned

  • Wolton's

    in Great Bardsfield


    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936