Ap 23 Friday.

Anita wrote: Senor of the Padrissa had phoned, she did not know from where, asking if they had sent the documents proving that Juan of the Moli had not traded in contraband oranges. She said yes. She asked if G. was in the same place as Juan . The S.P. [Senor of Sa Pedrissa] replied "No, elsewhere & I believe he will be released this week."
Also a reassuring letter[RG] wire from Maisie. Honor has lost her maid Grace & therefore has not written: all well there.
Laura bought some yellow linen for a ¾ coat & skirt (4 yards for £1) & wore Honor's black garnet Christmas buckles on red ribbon as wristlets for the first time. Her new Italian Straw hat a success.
Ghost. Schools until late. Have reached (typed) page 70.
Wrote Nancy sending £60 – enough until August, now.
Found a new path down from Gentillino through woods, with wild single narcissus.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Gentillino

    Lugano, Switzerland
  • Pedrissa, Sa

    Majorca, Sp
    Farm on the way to Valldemossa. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)
  • 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.
  • Nancy

    Nicholson, Nancy
    (1899-1977) First wife of Robert Graves; married 1918, separated 1927, divorced 1949. eds.
  • Maisie

    Sommerville, Maisie
    Head of BBC Education broadcasting department. Friend of R.G. and L.R. Arranged accomodation for them when they returned to London as exiles. W.G., eds.
  • Grace

    Honor Wyatt's maid eds.


    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22