Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Jean Stewart

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VWL5085
Sunday [July 1944]

The White Gates

My most beloved Jean
What a wonderful scheme - I hold my thumbs for you today - I wish it was better - but its not for want of love or trying - About Tuesday Aug 8th - I suggest you coming 2.7. from Waterloo to Dorking North - & a car shall meet you there - & then we will run through & at 5.30 play it over - & if I may ask about 6 people to hear it I should be very grateful - if you are sure you & the rest of the 4tet do not mind1
I have written to Gerald - of course I'd love to have him2
all my love
Uncle Ralph
I do hope you are better
P.S. & return by 7.18 train


1. To play through the quartet in A minor which VW had written for Jean.
2. Presumably Gerald Finzi

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