Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Michael Kennedy

Letter No.: 
June 3rd [1956]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London, N.W.1.

My dears

Another nice letter from you.  We hadn’t thought of coming up for the recording - & I don’t think we shall, unless there’s an SOS from John – but if we do, we’d love to see you and spend an evening with you at home.1 It would make a trip to Manchester worth while.  But there’s been so much going away this year, that I’m selfishly inclined to say j’y suis, j’y reste.
Ralph has mowed the lawn, & reads Pickwick aloud. While I mend the launders2  ravages on the linen - & the garden is full of flowers.
Best love from us both


1. John Barbirolli and the Hallé were to record the Eighth Symphony.
2. Sic. Should be “launderers”.



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MS Mus. 159, ff.121-122
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