Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Trevelyan

Letter No.: 
June 23 1943

The White Gates,

My Dear Bessy

It was very dear of you to write - I do wish you could hear it1 - It is all very quiet & not at all like the one before - I thought Foss2 did an almost impossible task very well.
I must tell you that we have had happy letters from the Löwenbachs who are in New York - He is quite well again and is doing journalistic work on a Czech paper published in New York
Love from


1. The Fifth Symphony to be performed that evening at the Albert Hall.
2. Hubert Foss, former manager of the Oxford University Press Music Department. Perhaps he was involved in preparing the parts or programme note.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
RCT 16.184

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Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/15, ff.3-4
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