Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Jean Stewart

Letter No.: 
Dec 26 [1943]


My most beloved & sweetest Jean
I feel so frightened about the 4tet. that it won't be good enough.
We must meet soon - the only days I naturally come to London till Jan 25 - except Dec 30 which is not one of your days & Jan 2d which is the concert day & I go (I believe to tea with Ursula after (I don't think that wd be a very opportune time) so I must come up specially - choose a day & let me know & we will either lunch, tea or dinner & we will go carefully through the viola part & allow ourselves plenty of time & opportunity for all that will befall after & during
all my love
Uncle Ralph
P.S. Don't choose the following - V.S.
not to be chosen
any Wednesday or Saturday or Jan 16 - otherwise free - except part of Monday.


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The string quartet in A minor ("For Jean on Her Birthday") was composed in 1943-4 and first performed on 12 October 1944.