Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Alice Sumsion

Letter No.: 
VWL2926
December 27th [1954] .

From R. Vaughan Williams,
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London, N.W.1.

My dear Alice,

How sweet of you to send us ourselves. Ralph doesn’t like my hat – neither in the flesh – or straw; or picture – but what can one do?
We had a wonderful time in America and loved the country. No one had told us how beautiful it is. We went right across to California, saw Niagara & the Grand Canyon, buzzed about in small aeroplanes, and went up The Empire State Building, to the Metropolitan Opera twice, heard the Phil. Drank a lot of rye whiskey, & milk shakes, and absolutely covered the country. And your compatriots did us proud, & were absolutely delightful to us. It was a terrific experience. All the same, we enjoy being at home again.
Very much love and a happy new year to you all from us both, 

Ursula.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1752/2/2, ff. 46-47
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Year from postmark (27 Dec 1954).

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Letter
Original database number: 
541227