Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gilmour Jenkins

Letter No.: 
VWL2066
19th July 1950

The White Gates,
Dorking,
Surrey.

Dear Gil1
(if I may return the compliment)

Thank you very much for your letter. Of course the play by itself is so moving I do not really know whether music does anything to it or not, but I am glad you thought so.
I value your criticism and opinion very much.2
Yrs

R. Vaughan Williams

Sir Gilmour Jenkins,
Ministry of Transport,
Berkeley Square House, W.1.


1. On Gilmour Jenkins see R.V.W.: a biography, p.266.
2. This letter probably refers to a performance of Riders to the Sea, Catalogue of Works 1936/6, at the Royal Academy of Music.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/19, f. 19
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
500719