July 10 Sunday.

Laura went over several poems of Part IV1 with me.
We had lunch with Miguel & Francisca Mayol [RG] Ripoll [RG]: present also Alan, Beryl, Gabriel the doctor2's son,[RG] Miguel of Son Corté, Juan, Anita, Juanita, and Miguel's employé3 whose name I don't know who made a Majorcan rice; & we had pimientos, sobrasada4, olives, wine & everything nice. Afterwards to the races trotting, gallop, curricle, steeplechase. I made 1 fr. [franc] betting, Beryl made 100
Laura & I[RG] came away because it was heavy weather (with the milk turning in the cafés).
Evening again with Miguel & Francisca: he talked at length about fruit and Gabriel showed his commercial diplomas.

Editorial Notes

2 Medico eds.
3 "employee," "clerk" eds.
4Majorcan red sausage WG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Son Corté

    Son Corté, Mallorca, Spain

People Mentioned

  • Médico

    Vives, Antonio Dr.
    The village doctor (Deyá). At odds with Gelat (water rights controversy). His brother, Juan Vives, was Gelat's son-in-law. WG
  • Juan

    Vives, Juan
    The Doctor's brother. Married to Gelat's daughter. Lived in Rennes, France. WG
  • Anita

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

    Ripoll, Miguel
    Juan Vives' business partner from Deyá; married to Francisca née Mayol eds.
  • Alan

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

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

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds
  • Francisca

    The "Francisca" of "Laura and Francisca." eds. A young resident of Deyá; her mother Francisca Messiana helped out at Canellun. W.G. Also called Francisquita (but so were other Franciscas in the village). Later m. to Miguel Ripoll (see Friedmann 179) eds.
  • 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.
  • Gabriel

    Vives, Gabriel
    son of the Médico, Dr. Antonio Vives. eds.
  • Juanita

    Vives, Juanita
    Juan and Anita Ana's daughter WG


    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938