Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Fiona McCleary

Letter No.: 
Nov 20 [1939]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Miss McCleary
Will you read this?1
I know it is a bad moment to ask for help.
But the fact remains that here the refugees are, at our invitation - They cannot go home nor can they, as we had hoped, go on to the colonies.
Yours sincerely
R Vaughan Williams

Of course do not bother to answer this personally to me

1. The enclosure is not present. It was probably a prospectus from the Dorking & District Refugee Committee printed in late 1939, seeking support. See also VWL1642.

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MS Mus. 1737, f.87

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Date assumed from content and relation to VWL1642.