Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Joseph Kreibich

Letter No.: 
VWL4043
Oct 12 [1944?]

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

Dear Mr Kreibich
Thankyou all a thousand times for your beautiful present. It is very nice to think that I have so many friends at Burchett House.1
May the friendship continue for many more birthdays and in a happier future
Yours very sincerely
R Vaughan Williams 


1. Burchett House had been made available rent-free by the Duke of Newcastle as a hostel for German refugees. With the novelist E.M. Forster, VW had established the Dorking and District Refugee Committee.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
R107/3
General notes: 

Joseph and Emily Kreibich had fostered a Jewish refugee boy who had arrived via the Kindertransport. VW was on the Dorking Refugee Committee. Date estimated from context.

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Letter