Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Dorothy Wallis

Letter No.: 
VWL2228
May 11th 1951

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

My Dear Dorothy1

This is to welcome you to England - Not a very gay welcome on my part. My wife died yesterday - she was wanting so much to meet you - and now it will not be. All the same I shd like it so much if you could find time to come down here for an afternoon - I am wanting so much to see you in real life.
Love from

Uncle Ralph


1. Dorothy Wallis was a young Australian admirer who had sent the VWs many food parcels during the war.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add Ms 71105A, f. 6
Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 557
Original database number: 
510511