Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Katharine Thomson

Letter No.: 
VWL2004
22nd. June, 1950

The White Gates,
Dorking,
SURREY.

Dear Mrs. Thomson,

Thank you very much for your letter and for the good wishes of your choir.
I enjoyed your photograph very much.
As regards the new tune for you to sing I fear that I have so many things to do which I have promised already that I must not venture on anything else, but I do feel that the ‘New Commonwealth’ exactly meets all your requirements.1
Yours sincerely,

R. Vaughan Williams

Mrs. Thomson,
84, Oakfield Road,
Selly Park,
Birmingham.


1. Catalogue of Works 1940/3. The song, words by Harold Child, was adapted from the Prelude to The 49th Parallel.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add. MS 71536, f. 35
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
500622