I have only just posted a nice juicy letter to you and then received yours with photographs and I am moved to write at once and because I have time (at least I'm giving up Benjamin Britten (who doesn't use R.S. Technique) to allow me the time this eve). Glad you liked the birthday present though it did arrive so prematurely. Please tell me the exact date. I know it is in September some time. I am glad to have one of the photographs very much. I am retaliating even now and had hoped to send one with my last letter but Kodak have asked me to have the patience of Job, so I asked how much that was, and they said ten days.
Your additional brief note of three days later about “Mime” naturally made me very happy and I shall do my best to reveal for the first time the dual story behind this composition.
You want the story of the Mime as it was played on the stage and which I regret you never saw. If this is sufficient for your purpose, just use that but the truth is that the music was
Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, [6 October 1943]