March 25 Maundy Thursday

Fine day.
Good Int. Letter answer from Strong.
Tom sent a cutting from New York Times, with account of shootings in Majorca – including Ques and Leal, the Inspector of Schools for shutting up nun's schools.
Letter from Anita: Juan of the Moli had gone back because Fascist spies might have reported him for dealing in Gov t [Government] oranges & confiscated his house etc.
Anxious times, buying too many newspapers – also reading Greville Diary. Finished 1/2[RG] Alan's book with Laura.
Helped Laura with letter to Time about Butler1.
Boil much the same as before.

Editorial Notes

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
  • Molí, Es

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Large estate which Gelat divided up and sold for the owner. The farm-house was bought by Juan Mayol. RG & LR bought the Posada, Es Piñets and part of Ca'n Madó. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Strong, L.A.G.
    British author (1896-1958) eds.
  • Tom

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG
  • Ques.

    Castro y Quesada, Américo
    (1885-1972); Spanish philologist and cultural historian; Spanish ambassador to Berlin 1931-36 eds.
  • Leal

    Inspector of Schools in Mallorca, shot by Insurgents in 1937 eds.
  • Anita

    Ana, Anita
    Marroig. Gelat's daughter, married to Juan Vives the Doctor's brother. Live in Rennes, France. WG
  • Juan of Molí

    Mayol, Juan
    Owner of the Es Molí farmhouse. Involved in a local water rights controversy with the Señor of Sa Pedrissa, the Médico and others. R.G. records the on-going confict in his diary over a span of several months in 1935. KG & eds.
  • Alan

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

    Butler, Samuel
    British writer and artist (1835-1902) eds.


    • Title: Letter on International Affairs
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Chatto & Windus
    • Publisher: London
    • BiblScope: 15-19
    • Idno: A36
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: Time [Magazine]
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Title: Riding on Butler ["Letter defending the integrity of Samuel Butler"]
    • Title: Time
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • BiblScope: p. 4, 6
    • Idno: C22
    • Date: 1937-04-26