Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Vally Lasker

Letter No.: 
VWL1000
[April 18.32]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Vally

But I must write for I never thanked you properly for all you did for us - come again next year!1
Do let me know how Gustav is when next you hear - it sounds most uncomfortable.2
Come & see the kittens when next you are in Dork[ing].
Yrs 

RVW


1. Vally Lasker had presumably been staying with the VWs for the Leith Hill Musical Festival.
2. Gustav Holst was in America where he had been in hospital suffering from haemorrhagic gastritis. See Michael Short, Gustav Holst: the man and his music, p.310.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/8, f.25
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Date noted in the hand of the recipient.

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Letter
Original database number: 
320418