Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Diana Awdry

Letter No.: 
[8th September 1935]

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

Dearest Diana

I loved having you at Worcester - & I like hearing your grouses - because it means you trust me - it wd  be awful and we shdnt be real friends if you cdnt tell me everything.
The Va Suite went very well1  - though a little tenuous.
Now my dear - do have a little rest - don't burn the candle at both ends and in the middle as well.
I am so sorry about your domestic crises - you must tell me all about them one day.
Love from

Uncle Ralph

I've forgotten your address!2

1.  Suite for Viola and Small Orchestra, Catalogue of Works 1934/11, first performed in November 1934 by Lionel Tertis to whom it was dedicated.
2.  PS on envelope addressed simply to Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire. Awdry's new house was Drakestones.

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MS Mus. 1752/2/1/2, ff. 47-49
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