Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Martin Shaw

Letter No.: 
Monday, [late 1914]

13, Cheyne Walk,
Chelsea, S.W.

Dear Mr. Shaw
Ralph was duly impressed by the 69 & greatly interested in the new developments re your musical contracts.  Have you read Dunhill on Stanford in the Music Student - I suppose not but because kind mention is made that Ralph was a pupil of Stanford's he had it sent as a press cutting & we have enjoyed it.  It abounds in "it behoves us", "This gives us pause", a kind of suburban sententiousness (I can't spell this).
I have been thinking about your brother Jules.  I am sorry he thinks he must enlist under the circumstances, for there he is - a fine actor - & it will be adding to all your anxieties.  I did not see much of Ralph as he was off at 6 am on Sunday for a 30 mile 'staff' march wh being voluntary was shirked by all the officers & he & 3 others were the only participators.
He was vaccinated yesterday.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1767/3/1/1/12 (1)
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Date based on chronological presentation in British Library.