Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Vally Lasker

Letter No.: 
VWL1054
[April 14th 1933]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Vally

I heard just now from Mrs O’Neill1 that Gustav was not so well.2 So I rung up Ealing - he is better again & Dr Jones does not think he is in danger.  There was a haemorrhage but it has now stopped and he is comfortable.  The haemorrhage came on early this morning and he was taken to a nursing home in Ealing.  Isabel3 has come up & is now stopping with Miss Jones.
So I think all is going well & they are ringing me up tomorrow morning.
I promised to let you know as they cannot get you on the phone.
Yrs

RVW


1. Adine O’Neill.
2. Gustav Holst was suffering from a duodenal ulcer - see Michael Short, Gustav Holst, the man and his music, p.318.
3. Isobel Holst

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Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/8, ff.27-28
General notes: 

Note in the hand of the recipient: ‘Good Friday 1933’

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 229
Original database number: 
330414