Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

Letter No.: 
Wednesday [August 1940]

The White Gates,

My Dear

I think of you on the I. of W. with anxiety - we spent 6 hours in the dugout the other day - a few bombs - but nothing very near. I quite forgot to say my dear about the Prom1 - that I long ago promised to go with some very old friends to it - not knowing that you wd be in London - I forgot to tell you before - But I suppose by your new plan that you won’t be coming up at all - but perhaps later who knows?
I am reading Roger Fry’s life by Virginia Woolf - very good - all his doubts and difficulties remind me of many that I went through.
Love from


1. Presumably the projected Promenade performance of Six Choral Songs (Catalogue of Works 1940/1) which was cancelled because of air raids.

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MS Mus. 1714/1/13, f. 26
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Date added in the hand of UVW.

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