Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

Letter No.: 
VWL1222
[6th September 1939]

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

My Dear

This is to thank you for your love and send you mine. You are lucky to have a job - I daresay I shall get one in time - but I feel my first duty is to my own belongings & I don't want to do anything that will interfere with that. I hope that they, also, serve who only stand and wait.1
Yrs

RVW


1.  Quotation from Milton's sonnet on his blindness.  War had been declared on 3 September.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/12, f.31
General notes: 

Date added in pencil in another hand.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 320
Original database number: 
390906