Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Victor and Mary Sheppard

Letter No.: 
April 21 1949

The White Gates

Dear Mr & Mrs Sheppard
I hope this address will find you.
It has a familiar look - a sort of cousin to our White Gates. I wanted to write before but couldn't bring myself to write just to a Post Office.
Now that the agony of the wedding - the Top hat & Tails business is over and I like to think of you getting more & more happily settled - I think a home after boarding houses & such must be heaven. We are sending you a book which may get to you some day - We know Bernard Shore the Viola player & like his writing and I hope you will too.
You have sent us another wonderful parcel which was very kind - but you send too much
My husband is better than he was - and is having a busy time preparing for our local Festival
He has been sitting to Epstein and now his head in bronze is in our room and I like it very much.
All wishes from us both to you both
A M Vaughan Williams

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1737, f.19
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Year added in another hand.