Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Trevelyan

Letter No.: 
VWL1528
[Mid March 1941]

Dear Bessy

Many thanks for your encouraging letter.
Also I am glad you liked the article on Walford1 - it had to be written in a hurry after supper to be ready by 8.0 the next morning - & I wasn’t feeling well. So there were some bad misprints - Two of them made nonsense so did not matter - But they printed “beauty of intention” (which is an insult) instead of “beauty of invention”!
Yrs

RVW


1. Sir Walford Davies died on 11 March 1941 - this refers to the article on him by VW in The Spectator on 14 March 1941.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
RCT 16.207

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Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus 1714/2/6, f. 139
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Letter
Original database number: 
410315