Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

Letter No.: 
VWL1388
Oct 14 [1938]

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

My Dear

You were the only one of my girl-friends who wrote to me on my birthday. It was sweet of you.
I opened your Herrick & read
“We shall grow old apace and die
before we know our liberty”1.

I saw my poet friend2 & am sending him your poems to look at. Not the sonnet which I keep. But I think “Native wood notes wild”3 for you every time.
Yrs

RVW


1.  Corinna's going a-Maying.
2.  R.C. Trevelyan.
3.  John Milton, L'Allegro, l.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/11, f.25
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Year added in pencil by UVW.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
381014