Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Martin Shaw

Letter No.: 
[Jan 1914?]

Hotel Suisse
Ospedaletti Ligure

Dear Shaw

So many thanks for your card - How are you - better I hope - Did I ever thank you for the Xmas Carol Book - I wish I had it here.
I hear that your brother Geoffrey is going in for Rugby - For their sake I hope he’ll get in  - for ours not.1
I enclose this letter which may amuse you as showing the ways of our “musical editors” - I refused!2

R. Vaughan Williams

1. Geoffrey Turton Shaw, schoolmaster, ogranist and composer. He apparently did not get the post at Rugby School. 
2. Enclosure unidentified, but possibly VWL391.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS.Mus.1714/1/5, f.29
General notes: 

Ospedalette-Ligure is between Bordighera and San Remo, Italy. The VWs had taken Adeline’s brother Hervey there for his health. See VWL346.

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