Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Letter No.: 
Tuesday [12 July 1938]

Dear one

2 letters - and I felt so happy to have them -
Even if compo doesn’t come the new scenes & the quiet bit will sow the seed.1
All is well with us - a lovely day - Brett spread the hay yesterday - & believes Mr Arthur2 will take it - It is dry now.
No letters of the right kind to send you. But how ashamed I was to have forgotten to put ‘de quoi’ in your case - Hon has bought you a pkt of Bromo - what have you done? Smuse3 paper is so solid.
I send a cheque for pfte

1.  The Fifth Symphony. See VWL1362.
2.  The local builder.
3.  i.e. music.


Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/11, ff.38-39
General notes: 

The envelope, addressed to Rose Cottage, Stapleford, Salisbury where VW was in retreat, working on the 5th symphony following a bout of composer's block, is postmarked 14 July 1938. See R.V.W.: a biography, p.222.

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