July 14th Thursday

* After a visit to the Ripolls where there were also the Baker's daughter whose wedding reception we went to at Can Renau [RG] two years ago (and her new baby) we went out to La Chevrie – Just L and I. The Countess had hung it all with pictures & put about marvelous French-Breton ornaments, and furnished it splendidly[RG] with old-world splendour – but not aired the beds or lit fires or removed rat-dirt.
We worked very hard indeed moving things about: first getting Laura's work room ready. Meal of cold chicken & bread & butter. Chopping wood, drawing water.[RG] Uncomfortable night with a bat about somewhere.
But we like the house, & Maria Levrel came to help us & brought us cherries.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Château de la Chevrie

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France
    translating as "Venison Castle," La Chevrie was manor of an estate that RG & LR rented with Alan Hodge and Beryl Pritchard during their stay in France in 1938
  • Can Renau

    Majorca, Spain

People Mentioned

  • Miguel Ripoll

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

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

    family who ran[?] the Grand Chevrie farm at RG & LR's rented estate in Montauban, France eds.
  • Countess

    Kerellouan, Comptesse de
    landowner of Château de la Chevrie in Montauban, France eds.