Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Cordelia Curle

Letter No.: 
Jan 7 [1953]

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

Dear Boo

I am very sorry I shall not see you on the 16th – but I quite understand.
I propose that Beasley shall call for you on Sunday (11th) at 5.30 to take you to W.G. – will that be all right?1
Mind you make them make you comfortable and use the car whenever you want it.
I hope no one will be ill in the house! But in case you want brandy you will find it & all other drinks in the corner cupboard by the gramophone – the key is in the middle drawer of the kneehole writing table just opposite.


1. Cordelia Curle had agreed to house-sit at The White Gates while Ralph and Ursula Wood went to Manchester for the first performance of Sinfonia Antartica on 14th January. See VWL3657.

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MS. Eng. d.3775, f. 12
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