from Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958 to Boyle, Ina Selina, 1889-1967
Letter No. VWL1176
Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ina Boyle
Letter No.: VWL1176
From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Monday [3rd May 1937]
Dear Miss Boyle
Many thanks for your letter & cheque.1 I think it is most courageous of you to go on with so little recognition. The only thing to say is that it sometimes
does come finally.
I have given Honorine your very kind message – it would be a delightful visit for her.2
R. Vaughan Williams
1. For lessons from VW.
2. Honorine Williamson was a niece of Adeline VW’s brother-in-law R.O. Morris; she had come to live with the VWs, fresh from domestic science college, in 1928 to help Adeline in the house and with the impending move. She remained a much-loved member of the household for 12 years. Ina Boyle possible invited her to visit her in Ireland.
Year date from postmark, 4 May 1937.
Location Of Original:
Shelfmark:MS Mus. 160, ff.50-51