Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Peggy Glanville-Hicks

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The White Gates

My Dear Peggy
Almost at the same time I had letters from you and Stanley1 - They give very conflicting accounts of your two lives. I am was much distressed at the idea of your parting - but perhaps it is only temporary & it will be really believe be2 good for Stanley to fend for himself for a bit. And as to you, dear Peggy, if it enables you to compose again that is good.
By the way I had nothing to do with the Promotion of New Music choosing your work - I sent it to them - but as president I make it a rule never to recommend a work to the ctee  - Any way I fear it is not much of a show - just a private "try over".
Don't wear yourself to fiddle strings - that is not the way to get the best out of life I feel sure.
All love
Uncle Ralph

1. Stanley Bate, who was married to Glanville-Hicks from 1938-1949. See VWL3968 for what appears to be the letter from Stanley referred to here.

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Date assumed from corresponding letter VWL3968 and the context (Glanville-Hicks and Stanley Bate divorced in 1949).