Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Imogen Holst

Letter No.: 
VWL1092
Thursday [15th October 1936]

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

Dear Imogen

Thank you 1000 times for your dear telegram.1
I do want to meet you soon & hear about Hollywood.2
Have you seen Fritz Hart - he wants to meet his godchild so much. I heard about you from Mrs Davison.3
Love from

Uncle Ralph


1. Presumably of birthday wishes from the USA - VW had been 64 on 12th October.
2. Imogen Holst had been in the USA since mid-August and returned on 5th or 6th October. She had been staying in Hollywood with her uncle, Emil von Holst (the actor Ernest Cossart, whom VW had met in 1932 - see VWL1032 and VWL1024).
3. Hart had been asking about how to get in touch with Imogen Holst - see VWL551.  Mrs Davison was the wife of Archibald Davison, on whom see VWL1017.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
HOL/2/7/8/42
General notes: 

The postmark is [Friday] 16th October 1936.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
361015