Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Cecil Armstrong Gibbs

Letter No.: 
VWL1696
Oct 1st [1942]

Dorking.

Dear Armstrong

Your splendid letter1 revives many pleasant memories - If I have succeeded, when normally unhelpful, in helping you to realize yourself more and to achieve all the good things you have done then my 70 years will not have been altogether wasted.
But I wish I could have taught myself how to compose - I seem to get worse instead of better.
Yrs

R. Vaughan Williams


1. Presumably a letter of good wishes to RVW for his 70th birthday.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
GB 1111 GBS

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/5, ff. 116-117
General notes: 

Year assumed from reference to VW's '70 years'.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 395
Original database number: 
421001