Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ralph Wedgwood

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[10th October 1906]

My dear Randolph

It would have been too lovely to come to you but Adeline's sister Emmie is very ill at present and I know she won't leave her just now - though I know she'll long to come as you know I do - I do wish we could see you just once before the great day1 - we want to give you a festive present - especially in remembrance of a certain whiskey bottle which I broke & in memory of many festive evenings - in the shape of a set of wine decanters copies of an old pattern which we have fallen in love with - wd you think well of the idea - don't trouble to answer unless you have turned temperance and object to them.
[In Adeline VW's hand:]

Dearest Randolph - it was nice to see yr handwriting - but we can't come - we are having anxious days - I wanted to tell you about Iris coming - I hope we shall be friends

Yrs affte


[In VW's hand:]

I continue - A. wrote this while in agony with a sprained ankle - to add to everything!
Good luck to you dear boy - I love to think of you and Iris.


1. Wedgwood's marriage to Iris Pawson.


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MS Mus. 1714/1/3, ff. 10-12
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