Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to an unidentified correspondent

Letter No.: 
June 24 [1940?]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Sir
I must apologize for my delay in answering your letter which got mislaid
I admire your energy & pluck in carrying on these difficult days & I hope very much we shall be able to continue next season - I hope you have a successful concert
Yrs sincerely
R Vaughan Williams

General notes: 

The correspondent has not been identified. Assume 'these difficult days' refers to the war period.
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