Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Howells

Letter No.: 
VWL1710
Oct 19 [1942]

Dorking

Dear Herbert

Thank you so much.1
What I want to do now is to wipe the slate clean & try to learn how to compose music.
Do you think there is still time?2
Yrs

RVW


1. For a letter of greetings for VW’s 70th birthday.
2. VW had had ‘composer’s block’ and restarted in the late 1930s with the Fifth Symphony.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS 7832/376 n
General notes: 

Year from postmark.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 399
Original database number: 
421019a