Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

Letter No.: 
VWL1851
Tuesday [mid-August 1949]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

My Dear

I have been reading the bronze poem again - I think it is beautiful - I am keeping it to myself for the present, but I do not see why I should1 - I am immersed in a new job which has got to be finished soon - a latin version of “Sancta”.
All love - I am so glad you are having a good time2 - I did not know Nigel3 was there - I am very  glad of that too.
All love

RVW


1.  Presumably a poem by UVW.
2.  i.e. at Cadgwith in Cornwall, where UW was filming with John Schlesinger.
3.  Nigel Finzi. In fact VW was assuming it was another Nigel, a friend of UW’s, who was there.

Subjects:

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/18, f. 81
General notes: 

Dated from the reference to working on Latin version of Sancta Civitas.  See VWL3166 and VWL3165.  UVW has written 'Cadgwith' at head of letter.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
4908xa