Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Letter No.: 
Monday [11 July 1938]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear one

We had an easy drive home - Found Hon’s1 sister Joan here! so the single2 was turned into a 4 with Philip’s aunt - his suggestion when he saw Joan! a pity - but all went happily.
I had Hester Fuller and an unattractive Armenian woman who had come lion hunting after you. She had heard one of your works “Darest Thou” sung under Davidson3. Knew nothing else.
All well with us - only send 1 line to say how you are.
Yr A

1. Honorine Williamson. See VWL686.
2. i.e. game of tennis.
3. Toward the unknown region, for chorus and orchestra (Catalogue of Works 1907/2) which begins ‘Darest thou now, O soul’. The conductor referred to is A.T. Davison, at this time Professor of Choral Music at Harvard.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/11, ff.36-37
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Date from postmark. VW was staying in Stapleford, near Salisbury, Wiltshire and recovering from writer's block.

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