Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Diana Awdry

Letter No.: 
VWL993
Wednesday [January 1931]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Diana

How artful you are .. I never suspected it & now Hon says you had this great opus with you when you were here!
I am so very much touched at your thinking of this & planning it for me. It is perfect in every way - just the height for my feet & a marvellous Sea Symph to admire - How the waves dash! It is now being admired in front of a fire this wintry afternoon.1
My arm has mended splendidly - it is nice to be able to write again. All is well.
Uncle Ralph very deep in work - revising operas chiefly.
It's spirited of you to be giving a performance at Painswick. I hope it will be a great success.
Love from us all

Adeline VW


1. Diana Awdry had made a footstool with an image of the Sea Symphony as a gift for the VWs. See VWL992.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1752/2/1/1, ff. 44-45
Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
3101xa