Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maud Karpeles

Letter No.: 
VWL3650
[ca 1940]

Dear Maud

(war time paper)

Please take care of your health it is every ones duty now
I don't do much – I've made my hay & weeded my garden – both I hope of 'national importance' and I've learnt how to put out a fire with a stirrup pump.
Also I've promised to go collecting for wartime savings!
Do remember that everything of this kind is war work & helps to down Germany - so don't hold out for a more definite war job.
I know Douglas has gone to the I.O.M.1
The enclosed is just out at last - it seems rather a dim memory now.2
love from
RVW


1. Douglas Kennedy, who had been director of the English Folk Dance Society, had gone to the Isle of Man.
2. It is not clear to what this refers.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/3/2, f. 65
General notes: 

Date estimated from context in file.

Format: 
Letter