Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

Letter No.: 
[12th October 1939]

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

My Dear

Your presents and the two poems were lovely - I love them both & the flowers are on my table.
Yes I will come to London especially when you next come up just to see you - if possible. When is your birthday - tell me & I will put it in my diary.
If your “Dear Sir” to Priestly1 progresses as a certain former one did I shall get jealous, so there!
A dangerous proximity!
Love from


1.  UW had written to J.B. Priestly, who was living on the Isle of Wight, asking for support for the Federal Union; he replied on a postcard that he never did anything local.


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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/12, f.39
General notes: 

The date was VW's 67th birthday.

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