Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Vera Hockman

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VWL3916
[May 1942]

Dearest Vera
I am sending your script to the Musical Times.
That horrible woman "Dorabella" has queered the pitch for reminiscences - also that dreadful book by Basil Maine!1
My dear how sweet of you to write about Hugh - I am so glad when you like my tunes.2
All my love
Uncle Ralph


1. Basil Maine's book  Elgar: his life and works  was published in in 1933, and Dora Penny ("Dorabella")'s book  Edward Elgar: Memories of a Variation was published in 1937.
2. VW's opera Hugh the Drover.

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Written on the reverse of an ENSA (Entertainments National Service Association) Rail Pass dated 30/4/1942

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