Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Diana Awdry

Letter No.: 
VWL1314
Sep 29 [1934]

London

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

AMVW


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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Letter
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340929