Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Dorothy Howells

Letter No.: 
October 17th 1952.

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

Dear Dorothy,

I have just seen in the paper that it is Herbert’s sixtieth birthday today, so may I add my good wishes to him to my thanks to you?  I liked having your letter very much.
Now, while I have the opportunity, may I add something?  I must not of course pry into your private concerns, but it seems to me and many others that Herbert after some years of incubation has suddenly burst forth into a new birth.  Could you persuade him to give himself leisure to write more splendid works like the Hymnus?1
Yrs affectionately


1. Hymnus Paradisi

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MS 7832/376 nn
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Typewritten, signed.

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