Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Diana Awdry

Letter No.: 
Sep 29 [1934]


Dear Diana

Uncle R was magnificent on Thursday - O how thankful I was when he was safely through! I dreaded his falling - for he is so unsafe still. He sat to conduct - otherwise I think it would have been too dangerous. I wish you could have been with us - I think the goldfish needn't have been there the crowd was so great! (goldfish are only removed for Beethoven or Brahms).1
Uncle R was very tired - today he is better. We are in our usual refuge2 - but go home tomorrow.
He was so pleased with yr telegram - I am to thank you.
Much love


1. The reference to 'goldfish' at the Queens Hall is unclear. VW had conducted the first concert performance of The Running Set (Catalogue of Works 1933/3) at The Queen's Hall on 27th September. See R.V.W.: a biography, p.202.
2. The Eversleigh Court Hotel.



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MS Mus. 1752/2/1/2, f. 37
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