Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Vera Hockman

Letter No.: 
Sunday [1 or 8 July 1934]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

My dearest Vera
How very sweet of you to send me the Poetry book - many of the poems I know & love but many are new to me & I have already marked some for future use.
Wasn't it silly of me - I went for a long walk & then neglected a blister & so got a poisoned leg - I am still in bed & not allowed to move it though I feel perfectly well.2
I shall not soon forget our lovely romantic evening at Robin Hill.
How lovely that you are to be at Gloucester.3
Love from Uncle Ralph

1. The incident with the poisoned leg is described in R.V.W.: a biography (p.201) and happened in late May/early June 1934.
2. For the Three Choirs Festival at Gloucester.


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