Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Beryl Lock

Letter No.: 
July 14 [1942]

The White Gates,

Dear Mrs Lock

Thank you very much for your letter - Ursula has been quite wonderful1 - she has determined to make a new life for herself and not let the past take possession of her - and I believe that she will succeed. She has been down here twice now - the second time to help rest her bad toe - poor child - (I think it is mending well now) - she fitted in so wonderfully to our rather hugger-mugger household - & did not mind having to sleep on a sofa in our rather crowded house. I am so glad that Rosemary2 is here so that they can see each other.
You know that we shall love doing all we can to help her - & she has many other good friends - she has such a genius for making friends.
Yours sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams

1. Her husband Michael Wood had died of a heart attack on Monday 8th June 1942.
2. Rosemary Lock, UW's sister.

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MS Mus. 1714/1/14, ff.21-22
Cobbe 387
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