Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ralph Wedgwood

Letter No.: 
[20 August 1906]

Great Shelford

Dear Randolph

I said I was going to write to you though I've got nothing to say except that I like thinking of you so much - you must re-name Cape Wrath to some more appropriate title - you are there now I suppose.
Are you an expert gunsman and rodsman yet - I expect you are - you take to those things by nature. 
I wonder when we are going to see Iris1 - I long to - meanwhile may I send her my love and say how much I want to meet her. When do you come back.
This house is on the top of the hill above Shelford - with a lovely view all over the Cambridge county & the good work started in the house of the fair walker continues well.  On Thursday we go to London for the day for my Queens Hall show.2
I need hardly say don't answer this - it will mean that you are too happy to do so which is the best thing.
I felt restless after you had left Newcastle and I got up to catch the 8.15 train to Carlisle - spent the morning there and got back to find the Amoses just finishing breakfast (this is poetical exaggeration) & we spent a very nice quiet evening - Maurice particularly admired the dinner.
Adeline is adding to this


No - only my love & we want to know where you are & if all is well on a p. card. A.3

1. Iris Pawson, Wedgwood’s fiancée.
2. The first performance of Norfolk Rhapsody no.1, to be conducted by Henry Wood on 23rd August.
3. In AVW’s hand.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add. MS 71700, ff.23-25
General notes: 

Addressed to Wedgwood at Meoldale Forge, Durness Ferry, N. B. [i.e. North Britain]. Date from postmark.

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