from Vaughan Williams, Adeline, 1870-1951 to Finzi, Gerald, 1901-1956
Letter No. VWL615
Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi
Letter No.: VWL615
13 Cheyne Walk
[1st April 1927]
Dear Mr Finzi
The portraits are surprisingly good. I didn’t dare hope for anything like that. Henry’s lovely eyes & whiskers have come out so well.1 I am sending them to Philadelphia today. Next time we will manage better for you – Thank you very much indeed for your great patience –
Adeline Vaughan Williams
1. Henry was a cat belonging to R.O. Morris and his wife, Emmeline (Adeline’s sister, always called Jane by her husband). Morris was at this time head of the Theory Department (or, according to Alice Sumsion in letter to UVW in 1965, the Composition Department) of the Curtis Musical Institute at Philadelphia.
Date from postmark. Addressed to Gerald Finzi at 21 Caroline Street, SW1.
Location Of Copy:
Shelfmark Copy:Finzi Box 10