Letter from Thomas Hardy to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Letter No.: 
VWL222
Nov. 29. 1908

Max Gate,
Dorchester.

Dear Sir:

I quite approve of your calling the Soldiers’ song “Buonaparty” that you have set to music from “The Dynasts”.1   Please state where it comes from.
Yours very truly

Thomas Hardy.

R. Vaughan Williams Esq.

P.S. my impression is that one of my lyrics of more general application would be more popular. - T.H.


1. Catalogue of Works 1908/3

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/3, f.153
Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
081129