from Vaughan Williams, Adeline, 1870-1951 to Finzi, Joy, 1907-1991

Letter No. VWL1168

Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Joy Finzi

Letter No.: VWL1168

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

Friday [14th May 1937]

Dear Joyce

With ‘haste & care’ indeed!
They are lovely and thank you very much – perhaps they are the last to be picked at Aldbourne.
I’m so glad you liked the Te Deum. Ralph was in the Abbey & enjoyed the ceremonial tremendously.1
We will certainly come & see you one afternoon when you are home again – if we may.
Its most interesting to hear about the poems. I hope that poor Ivor2 may be able to know & feel happiness at what you are doing for his work. Has Squire3 helped at all about his poems?
Our love to you all – & to Howard4 if he is with you still


1. The Festival Te Deum in F major was written for the Coronation of George VI which had taken place two days earlier on 12 May 1937. See Catalogue of Works 1937/3.
2. Ivor Gurney.
3. J.C. Squire, editor of the London Mercury.
4. Howard Ferguson