Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Roy Douglas

Letter No.: 
VWL1990
April 5 [1950]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Douglas

I am ashamed of myself “Pure carelessness, sir” as Dr Johnson said. What I evidently did was I started in a routine way marking “Trb & Tuba” – then found no use for the Tuba & forgot to mark it out! Also please make the harp passages into harp music1

Yrs
R Vaughan Williams


1. In response to queries arising from Douglas while he prepared the score of Folk Songs of the Four Seasons. See Douglas, Working with Vaughan Williams, p.18

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add MS 63547, f. 12
General notes: 

Date from Working with Vaughan Williams, p. 18.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Douglas, Working with Vaughan Williams, p.18
Original database number: 
500405