Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Mrs Turner

Letter No.: 
May 11th [1918]

Dear Madam1

I was very glad to receive your letter and am happy to be able to tell you that your husband is all right again.
I consider it the duty of every officer to do all he can for the welfare of those under his command; I have been in the camps myself and know what a hard life it is.
I hope that before long we shall all be back with our families and that this dreadful separation will be over.
Yours truly

R. Vaughan Williams
2/Lt R.G.A.2

1.  Mrs Turner sent this letter to RVW in 1954. At first he disclaimed ever having written it; see VWL2802.
2.  Royal Garrison Artillery. See R.V.W.: a biography, p.125. VW had passed out in November 1917 and was now stationed near Rouen.



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Add. MS 69816, f.26
Cobbe 113
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