Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Jean Stewart

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VWL5090
Friday [13 October 1944]

Dorking

My most beloved Jean
- This is wonderful
- Thankyou all 1000 times & for your dear messages - the love is reciprocated with much osculation in 3 cases & with a large handshake for Jimmy.1 Will you bring the score
By the way - you know I was always sorry at having to cut out the motto for the epilogue, would you accept this modification "Greetings from Joan to Jean"?
all my love
Uncle Ralph


1. VW is thanking the Menges Quartet who performed the Quartet no.2 dedicated to Jean, on VW's birthday, October 12, 1944, at the National Gallery lunchtime concerts. "Jimmy" is Ivor James, cellist in the quartet.

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