Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Letter No.: 
Monday [18 July 1938]

Dear one

Lovely to have 2 sleds1 from you today - I send proofs2 - I’ve skipped through & corrections seem to me to be all right -
Page 17 - isn’t a slur wanted last bar L.H.
Mary Gardiner writes she has all the music - scores & parts - shall she send it to the respective composers?3
I think we won’t come to Salisbury but will meet you somewhere [at] Woking or elsewhere within a day’s drive whichever day you come - Saturday?4
So glad you will take a day off - and perhaps get in a visit to Salisbury as well
A grey day - but nice - Hon5 enjoyed her tennis yesterday - Molly & Liz (looking so sweet in rose pink cotton)6 & Alan Horne.

1. i.e. letters
2. Of the Serenade.
3. Presumably of the pageant England's Pleasant Land, for which music had been composed by William Cole, Mary Couper [Mary Gardiner], David Moule-Evans, Julian Gardiner, John Ticehurst and VW.
4. VW was ' on retreat' to overcome writer's block, staying in Salisbury.
5. Honorine WIlliamson, a young relative of AVW who lived with the VWs for some years.
6. Molly and Elizabeth Darbyshire. Elizabeth Darbyshire gave VW lessons in the clarinet. See R.V.W.: a biography,  p.195.

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MS Mus. 1714/1/11, f.44
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The envelope is postmarked 18 July 1938.

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