Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Katharine Thomson

Letter No.: 
VWL2308
17th July, 1947.

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Mrs. Thomson,

Many thanks for your letter and the programme.  I think it is very doubtful whether I can come, but I will note the date in case it is possible.  Anyway, I shall be with you in spirit.
As regards Prometheus, I reluctantly have to say ‘no’, as I have so many things that I must finish and which will take me, I should think, at least three years.1
Yours sincerely,

R. Vaughan Williams


1.  Mrs Thomson had asked VW to write incidental music to Aeschylus’ tragedy Prometheus Bound to be performed in a translation by her husband George Thomson, Professor of Greek at Birmingham University.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add. MS 71536, f. 12
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
470717