Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Grace Williams

Letter No.: 
[September 1933?]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dearest Grace
That will be splendid. I will be at 4 Horbury Crescent at 7.30
And what can be prettier than a simple cotton frock? I like them so much better than those elaborate things you women are beginning to trail about in - so I know I shall think you looking nice.
They are rehearsing Betty1 at 10.0 on Saturday morning - and I might manage to smuggle you in in my pocket - so if you think it worthwhile be at the orchestra door at 9.45. But be prepared for disappointment - H.J.W.2 is fearfully particular - & if you are challenged I can't ask - so you see how it is
Love from Uncle Ralph

I loved all you say in your letter about P.S.3 & wish it were so

1. Elizabeth Maconchy; work unidentified
2. Henry Wood, the conductor.
3. Probably the Pastoral Symphony, which had been performed on 31 August 1933. Follows letter VWL3821 with reference to Grace's address corrected.

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Date about 1933 after Williams had returned from studies in Germany and was teaching at Camden School for Girls.