Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adine O'Neill

Letter No.: 
Oct 29 [1943]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Mrs O'Neill

This is a great dissappointment1 - Ruth Dyson2 said the other day that your concert was the best we had had - But I quite understand and we must be content with you over the wireless.3
Yours very sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams

1. sic.
2. Keyboard player, later Professor at the Royal College of Music. Played violin in the Leith Hill Musical Festival orchestra. Daughter of the VWs' doctor at Dorking. See IWWM12.
3. Presumably O'Neill had declined the invitation in VWL1814 to play in Dorking.


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MS Mus. 1714/1/13, f. 99
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