Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Joan Shaw

Letter No.: 
VWL4206
Sept 2nd 1953

The White Gates
Dorking
Surrey

My Dear Joan

I fear it must be "no" (nothing to do I need hardly say with your stipulation) But I am conceited enough to think that I have still a little more left in me which has got to come out & I ought not to interfere with it - I shd have liked to have met Martin & you there - but not some of the others (e.g. Basil Maine).
I shall be sending some carols to you.
love to you both
Ralph

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MS Mus. 1767/3/1/1/12 (1)
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Postmarked "2 Sep 1953"; addressed to: Mrs Shaw, Long Island House, Southwold, Suffolk.
Note on back of envelope by VW: "so glad that the daughter's following in her father's footsteps".

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