Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Victor and Mary Sheppard

Letter No.: 
May 3 [1950]

The White Gates

Dear Mr & Mrs Sheppard
We were very glad to have your letter & 3 days later came your parcel of rare things - It must worry you not to have the certainty that you can go on living in the White Cottage - but I believe nothing can dismay one of you! - My husband's early opera "Hugh the Drover" is being given on May 9 at Sadlers Wells - A new conductor and it is going to be done as never before.1 He is well - and I must tell you how much he is enjoying the S. African fruits - but I feel you ought to be saving everything you can for yr coming to England.
All affectionate wishes,
Adeline VW

Addressed to: Mr & Mrs Sheppard, The White Cottage, Bergvliet Farm, Heathfield, C.P. South Africa

1. The conductor was James Robinson.


Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1737, ff.34-35
General notes: 

Year from postmark