Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Jean Stewart

Letter No.: 
April 4 [1940s?]

The White Gates

My most beloved Jean
I did not answer your dear letter because you were away - & then your phone call forestalled me.
- I wish I cd have heard you - I did hear the singer again later -  but the reception was not good - the strings almost inaudible - These control people do not seem to have learnt the elements of their job.  I long to hear more about Paris & to see those stockings (in situ of course)
I wish I had seen more of you at the fest1 - that's the worst of all that music it leaves no time for "all that" - but we had a few precious moments didn't we
all love
Uncle Ralph

1. Perhaps the Dorking Festival, which took place in Spring, and where Jean played viola.

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