Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ralph Wedgwood

Letter No.: 
[Early December 1903]

10, Barton Street,

Dear Randolph

Its not you I congratulate but the people who have had the good sense to choose the best man - (my best man incidentally)1
Every one who knew you knew that you were going to do something great.
It will be bad leaving your northern friends - but you will be nearer friends who live South - they don't see very much of you but they often think and talk about you.2  
It will be splendid coming to see you - Adeline is discussing details - and to see the furnaces and the moors once again.


1.  Wedgwood’s appointment as  Secretary to the North Eastern Railway had been announced.  He had been Best Man at VW’s wedding.
2.  Ralph Wedgwood was living at Middlesbrough and hereafter moved further south.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/2, ff.54-5
General notes: 

Ralph Wedgwood had not moved before the end of December; see VWL177.

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