Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to George Frederick McCleary

Letter No.: 
Jan 20 [1940s?]

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

My Dear McCleary
We both thank you so much for your new year greetings - you are lucky to be out of England - but we miss you - I wish we cd play some more duets
My love to Mrs McCleary & a lot to Fiona1
R Vaughan Williams

What a lovely place St Augustines Fla must be

1. Fiona McCleary, pianist and composer, former pupil of VW, and presumably daughter of George McCleary, a friend of VW from university days, with whom he played piano duets. Fiona was in Florida by 1934; this headed paper is a little later, and probably from the war period from the reference to being 'lucky to be out of England'.


Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1737, f.89