Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alice Sumsion

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Sunday [?9 September 1934]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dearest Alice

It was sweet of you to send those cards & tell me all about it – and I was much interested in spotting all the people I know in the photographs.  It all made me feel almost as if I was there.  But I cdnt spot the prettiest Girl in Gloucester in any of them
I hear praise of John’s1 conducting on all sides.  I do hope he is not too tired
very much love from

 1. Amongst other works Herbert Sumsion (known as John) had conducted Elgar’s The Kingdom. See Anthony Boden, Three Choirs: a history of the festival (Stroud 1992), pp.182-3.

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Mus RP 7120
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