Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Victor Sheppard

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[8th June 1951]

The White Gates,

Dear Victor Shephard1

I have sad news for you about myself - for my wife died about a month ago - so now I am all alone.
I was glad to get your letter but very sorry to hear of your anxiety which I hope is partly relieved by now.
I am so glad my wife saw Mrs  Shephard - she enjoyed her visit very much.
Yrs sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams

1. sic. Victor and Mary Sheppard had emigrated to South Africa and sent provisions regularly during the war. See R.V.W.: a biography, p.282. 

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MS Mus. 1737, f.48
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