Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Douglas Lilburn

Letter No.: 
[18 September 1939]

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

Dear Lilburn

I am very sorry I shall not be teaching at the R.C.M.1 this term - it has been decided that only those who live in or quite near London are to come.2 But I should much like to look at your work occasionally - I shall probably be in London from time to time - or if you cared to come down here one day I should be pleased to see you

R. Vaughan Williams
P.S.  It is up to you young people to keep the cultural side going so that we may not sink entirely to the level of animals.

1. Royal College of Music
2. Presumably because of the outbreak of war.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Papers 2483

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Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/6, ff. 7-8
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Date from postmark.

Cobbe 321
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