Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Ann Boult

Letter No.: 
August 26 [1944]

The White Gates

Dearest Ann

As the ban doesn’t apply to me I can write to you - Your letter went straight to the heart - How glad I am that you did write for it means so much to him to have your blessing on the Symph.
I think of you & Tonty1 - I did enjoy seeing him that day.
Oxshott sounds a good sensible plan - I like to hear of the donkey. You can’t help making a delightful home wherever it may be.
Have you already sold Quakers’ Orchard?   If not might I mention it to a family of Darwins’ who are looking about for something like that kind of house.
Love Love2


Ralph has offered Leith Hill Place to the Natural Trust & we hope it may be settled soon.3

1. someone in Boult household?
2. sic.
3. This was following the death of VW’s brother, Hervey. See R.V.W.: a biography, p.258. Check original -'National' Trust?

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Add. MS 72624, f.197
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