Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to René Gatty

Letter No.: 
October 13 [1900?]

10 Barton Street

Dear Herr Gatty
Here are a few of the photographs I took at Hooton: the only ones that are ready so far.  Ralph irreverently suggests that under the one of Ivor1 should be written 'what do you say God'?  Don't think to write - but let us have a postcard some time to say how you are.  When you are better I hope you will take the six weeks holiday that is owing to you - it would be very nice to see you again.  If you came, say at the end of the month, I wd make you take Ralph back with you at Xmas for a weeks holiday & Nicholas would go too I hope.
We had a very pleasant evening with yr brethren yesterday - we all went to hear a Beethoven programme at the Queen's Hall & had supper together afterwards.  Ivor has got a piano & plays Beethoven sonatas & Schuberts songs!  Nicholas is writing something that promises to be very beautiful.  Is yr piano sonata finished yet.  You must bring it with you when you come, perhaps you are already at work at something new.  Have you started on Paul Verlaine?
I have been reading a lot of Anatole France - a very charming writer - novels & stories.  Ralph send his love.
yours always
Adeline Vaughan Williams

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS 135

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/2, ff.22-23