Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Jean Stewart

Letter No.: 
[16 February 1943]

My Most Beloved Jean
Alas - the scherzo refuses to materialize and will have to wait for next birthday1
- I send you all my love & as much more as you want
Uncle Ralph

1. VW had composed a string quartet (Catalogue of Works 1944/2) as a gift for Jean Stewart for her birthday, to play with the Menges Quartet.

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Date assumed as just before Jean's birthday on 17 February. See also her acknowledgement of the quartet, VWL1752, dated 18 February 1943.