Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Mary Fletcher

Letter No.: 
Friday [?18th July] 1924

Dear Mary1

I can't say 1 hundredth part of how pleased we are to be here.  It is a valor perfection house Ralph says.  He went about saying “I shall write here” only to discover another place & to say again “I shall write here” & he is writing.
We do love the garden following the lines of the lane - & the hedgerow trees & the house from every aspect.
Mrs Miles is most forbearing & kind
We lack nothing but sun -
Yr grateful


1. Sister of Dorothy Longman who had lent the VWs her house at Oare in Wiltshire. It was here that VW composed Flos Campi (see VWL571).


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Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/6, ff.155-156
General notes: 

See R.V.W.: a biography, p.155: the VWs went to Oare soon after the performance of Hugh the Drover by the British National Opera Company, which was on 14th July.

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