Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

Letter No.: 
Jan 6 [1940]

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

My Dear

The cream was lovely thank you so much - alas all gone now! You know how greedy I am in every way.
Here is Virginia’s1 letter which you may like to see.
I’ve found one more Shelley Bridges No. 4232 (1st verse only) - so don’t worry too much - though I cd do with one or two more.
I like the new poem. I showed the sonnet and your photograph to Herbert Fisher3 and he said “Tell her I like her sonnet very much and I like her face still more”.


1. Virginia Woolf, a cousin of Adeline's to whom he had written about Ursula Wood's poetry. Virginia Woolf refers to having heard from VW, in a letter of 6th April 1940 to Margaret Llewelyn Davies. See Leave the letters till we're dead: the letters of Virginia Woolf, VI (1936-41) (London, 1980), p.391.
2. A reference to Robert Bridges' anthology The Spirit of Man (London, 1916).
3. Brother of Adeline VW, and Warden of New College, Oxford.


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MS Mus. 1714/1/13, f. 1
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Year added in pencil in another hand.

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