Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Diana Awdry

Letter No.: 
VWL1027
[29th December 1932]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Diana

What a lovely present - I couldn't make out what it was at first - but Bob1 explained its uses to me.
It is nice to be back home & hard at work (My dear, don't you over work yourself so terribly - but I know its no use my saying that). I spent Boxing day in Wales conducting Welsh miners & their wives (most of them out of work, poor things) - but fearfully keen & sang really splendidly - ½ a programme of mine - then the Brahms requiem then the Sanctus from the B minor & a lot of speeches in the middle during which they presented me with a fountain pen which I am now using to write to you with.
Good bye & much love - we must meet soon
Uncle Ralph


1. Robert de Ropp - see VWL914.

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MS Mus. 1752/2/1/1, ff. 88-90
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321229a