Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Howells

Letter No.: 
VWL1798
Aug 8 [1943]

The White Gates,
Dorking.

Dear Herbert

I seem to be discovering you!  Now it is the string 4tet which is lovely.1
Thank you for it - I feel ashamed of myself - but as you know I am very bad at looking under bushels.
Yrs

RVW


1. Two string quartets by Howells are listed in New Grove: Phantasy, 1918 (which had won a Cobbett prize) and In Gloucestershire, 1923. According to a note on the envelope this letter was written after hearing the former.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS 7832/376 q
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Year from postmark.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
430808a