Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to an unidentified correspondent

Letter No.: 
July 26th l952.

from R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,

Dear Sir,

I am glad the music for Sir Desmond’s funeral gave satisfaction.1
With regard to your request, I fear that I have made a rule never to give away my manuscripts except for personal reasons, eg, to dedicatees.
Yours faithfully,

R. Vaughan Williams

1. See RV.W.: a biography p.321for an account of VW’s attendance at the memorial service for Sir Desmond MacCarthy at St Martin’s in the Fields on 20th June 1952.

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The owner was a collector of autographs who gave a copy of this letter to UVW.
Typewritten, signed.

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