Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Emily Kreibich

Letter No.: 
27th August, 1947.

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

Mrs. Kreibich
Burchett House
South Terrace

Dear Mrs Kreibich
I was much grieved to hear from Mrs. Turner of the death of your husband. I had a great personal affection for him and our Committee was very grateful to him for all the fine work which he did at Burchett House.1
My wife asks to be remembered to you and sends her affectionate sympathy.
Yours sincerely
R Vaughan Williams

1. The Kreibichs had fostered a refugee child from the Kindertransport, and lived at Burchett House, a hostel for German refugees loaned by the Duke of Newcastle. With the novelist E.M. Forster, VW had founded the Dorking and District Refugee Committee. 


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