Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Michael and Eslyn Kennedy

Letter No.: 
[about 16 May 1957]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London, N.W.1.

My dears,

Much love, & good wishes for your anniversary from us both.
If you mean Monday, July 15th the academy students are doing the Poisoned Kiss1 that night, & we could take you, which would be fun.  We’d love to have you to stay if Eslyn’s legs are stair worthy by then, if not, we must find you a lift in a pub,2 mustnt we?


1.  Catalogue of Works 1936/2; the performance was an early birthday tribute to VW from the Royal Academy of Music.
2.  i.e. a room in a pub with a lift.  Eslyn Kennedy had developed multiple sclerosis and found stairs difficult.
3.  Signed.


Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 159, f.240
General notes: 

Date taken from the date of the Kennedy’s wedding anniversary.

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