Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harriet Cohen

Letter No.: 
[17 August 1933]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dearest Harriet

Why don't you arrange the Suite yourself - R.V.W. arranged by H.C. would look fine.
I am sending you the pfte & the string copies.  It ought to mean chiefly scissors & paste - but I leave you a free hand.
Love from


1. The Charterhouse Suite, Catalogue of Works 1920/6, a suite of six pieces written for piano and arranged for string orchestra by James Brown. Harriet Cohen had written on 22 July (see VWL1067) suggesting VW should make an arrangement for piano and strings. She did do this herself - see Harriet Cohen, A bundle of music p.229.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1642, ff. 45-46
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Date from postmark (17 Aug 33) which apparently shares an envelope with VWL1069.

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