June 23 Wed.

Still on fluids but allowed to suck barley sugar.
Reading Cook's Voyages1 & Chapman's Beckford2.
Wrote letters.
Laura brought flowers & letters: one from Hillgarth, hoping Gelat will soon be free & saying cryptically that War will be over sooner than people think: advising us not to return until it is, because of the road.[RG]
Alan came.
Fascist doctor's wife came & talked about Spain: how quiet things were in Franco Spain.
Wrote to Rennes for San Juan3.
Germany & Italy once more withdraw from Spanish control.

Editorial Notes

1 Voyages of Discovery [? eds.] by Captain James Cook
2 Beckford by Guy Chapman. New York: C.Scribner's sons, 1937. eds.
3St. John, Spanish festive day, June 24 eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Rennes

    Rennes, France
    where Gelat's daughter, Anita, and son-in-law, Juan Vives live; visited by RG and LR et al in 1938 eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Consul? Ambasador? Foreign Office. W.G.; Palma Consul KG
  • Franco

    Franco, General
    Spanish General; led the Nationalist forces against the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War; Spanish Head of State from 1939-1969.