Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Geoffrey Bush

Letter No.: 
VWL1452
Dec 27th [1938]

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

Dear Bush

I was very glad to have your letter & to hear that all goes well with you at Oxford.
I think you are right not to give music the first place just at present as you want to read for another degree. I know how absorbing the music at Oxford can be - and without actually practising it very much you will learn a lot about it - new points of view and so on & there are a lot of 1st rate musicians in Oxford.
You have a great ancestry to live up to - for as you doubtless know, the first Nettleship Scholar was Donald Tovey.
Yours sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams

 

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