Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maud Karpeles

Letter No.: 
Oct 6th [1929]

The White Gates
Westcott Road

Dear Maud
I don't suppose this will reach you – but I take the risk.  I loved having your long & interesting letter.  Do take care of yourself in the wilds1
I've got no particular news except that we are now settled into our suburban villa2 – a hard week getting furniture & pictures in place etc. - it is more or less habitable now.  I spent 2 days at Norwich – all seemed to be going well there – the great excitements was Clive Careys3 engagement – I will look out for your Lovero Trio.
I wonder what luck you are having – I do hope all your labour & hardship will have some reward.  Still I know you wd not be happy till you've done it

come back soon

1. Karpeles had gone to Newfoundland to collect folksongs, later published in 1934 as Folksongs from Newfoundland.
2. The VWs had just moved to Dorking.
3. Clive Carey and Doris Mabel Johnston. VW was in Norwich for the Triennial Festival.


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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/3/1, ff. 90-91
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Date year inferred from context.