Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Joy Finzi

Letter No.: 
VWL1783
Friday [December 1947]

Dear Joyce

We miss you both very much. There was a lovely feeling in the house with you at work on R & Gerald entertaining us. I grudge Trinity having the drawing & that it should be immured in an album in a box.1
I had no idea that your journey wd be such a long one and how forgetful I was not to pack up something to sustain you. O why didn't you ask - and Gerald with a cold & you with frozen feet. I do feel guilty. Again - here is your lovely honey and tho’ I saw it I believe I never said a word of my pleasure - for I remember a jar you brought before & how delicious it was - that & the medlar are to be for special days.
Let me know what you think of the Symph.2
Love from your admiring

AMVW
You sd be painted in the green head kerchief (but not by Spencer3).


1. Joy Finzi had made a drawing of VW for Trinity College, Cambridge. See VWL2401 and VWL2421.
2. Symphony no. 6 was being completed and the Finzis and others had been invited to a playthrough on 16th December - the first performance took place in April the following year.
3. Stanley Spencer.

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Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
Finzi Box 10
General notes: 

Date estimated from context; clearly after VWL2421 and after 16 December.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
4711xa