Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Cordelia Curle

Letter No.: 
VWL355
June 14th [1922]

The Plaza
Fifth Avenue

Beloved Boo

We have come here for 1 night from Boston.  Mr Stoeckel1 still sticks to us & pays everything!  Today we say goodbye to him & go to the Atwaters - we shall have 4 days with them - Then the Berengaria again.  Its cool after the thunderstorms -
There is a very good kind of melon here the canterlope2 & you cut it in half take out the seeds & then it is filled up with pink ice cream.  Mr Stoeckel loves sight seeing & the cafe life - Lunch at 1 spreads itself out till 3 or 4!  Ralph is feeling restive & says he now knows how Mozart & his contemporaries felt living under a patron.
This will probably be the last letter you may get - we ought to be home by June 26th if we have a good passage - Shall we see you on yr way to Devonshire?  Any how we will meet.
Yr

A
Love to Ad.3


1. Carl Stoeckel.
2. sic.
3.
Adam Curle, son of Cordelia.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/6, ff.58-59
General notes: 

Two passages printed in R.V.W.: a biography, p.144. Cordelia Curle was the youngest of Adeline's three sisters, with whom Adeline kept up an almost daily correspondence.  Year from postmark.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 131; R.V.W.: a biography of Ralph Vaughan Williams, p.144.
Original database number: 
220614