Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Laura Vaughan Williams

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[July 1897]

Dear Aunt Laura1

I think that important steps taken by even the most insignificant members of a family should be communicated to the other branches of that family.
I am therefore writing to tell you that Adeline Fisher and myself have agreed to marry.  I suppose it would be customary in a letter like this to refer to my good fortune in acheiving2 so much good, and how little worthy of it and her I am but this is too obvious, so I will say nothing about it.
I will only ask you and Uncle Roland to wish me as well as I hope you will
Yours very sincerely
Ralph Vaughan Williams

1. The wife of VW’s uncle, Sir Roland Vaughan Williams, a Lord Justice of Appeal.
2. sic.


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