Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Fritz Hart

Letter No.: 
VWL1390
Feb 25 [1940]

Dear Fritz

Many thanks for your two letters.  We keep cheerful & confident here and prepared for anything and to withstand anything.  Outwardly life seems to go on much as usual except we’ve all changed our jobs.
I am too old to do any of the real jobs so I go about picking up scraps.  (Incidentally I conduct a rehearsal of the Messiah every Saturday).
We are full of hope here - but know we’ve got to go through a hard time. It is magnificent the way the English speaking races are automatically federating.
My love to Marvell
Yrs

RVW

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS 2809
Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 334
Original database number: 
400225