Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Byard

Letter No.: 
Sept 1 [1946]

The White Gates

Dear Mr Byard
Many thanks for your letter - you I have not heard from Jacques1 - but anyway I fear I could not come - Oct 12th is my birthday & I should want to spend at least part of it at home.
Yr programme seems v. good - certainly include Greensleeves if you like.2
- Perhaps you would like to quote verse 6 in your programme
“Thy crimson stockings all of silk
with gold al wrought above the knee
Thy pumps as white as was the milk
And yet thou would’st not love me”
Yrs ever

R. Vaughan Williams

1.  Reginald Jacques, founder of the Jacques Orchestra.
2.  Fantasia on 'Greensleeves', adapted from Sir John in Love, Catalogue of Works 1934/1.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/5, ff.2-3

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 162, ff.3-4
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Cobbe 463
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