Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Marion Scott

Letter No.: 
VWL3244
August 22 [1935?]

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

Dear Miss Scott

So many thanks for your letter. What I had in my mind for Ivor was the possibility of his going to some doctor's house in the country for a few weeks change - but perhaps no doctor would have him now that Dr. Robinson has this idea about Ivor's tendencies - He dares not take any risk because of what has happened to another patient - I expect it is this rather than any definite change in Ivor.1
I can so understand Ivor's not wanting the "Entertainments"!
Ralph wants to send a contribution to your fund and will very soon.
I will tell Gerald Finzi what you say - I am so sorry that you have not had a successful holiday - I can imagine how glad you will be to be at home again.
Yours sincerely
Adeline Vaughan Williams


1. Ivor Gurney, the composer, had been in a psychiatric hospital for some years.

Shelfmark of original letter: 
G61(288)

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/31, f. 7 (typescript)
General notes: 

Date 1935-1937, from headed paper and Gurney's death date.

Format: 
Letter