Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Mary Fletcher

Letter No.: 
VWL2575
4th March, 1948

The White Gates,
Dorking,

Dear Mary1

It was a great pleasure to get your letter. I thought it was an extremely good performance,2 and I did not know that the young ladies of Newnham and Girton could be capable of such passion.
Very good news for us that you are coming to London, but sad for you to be leaving that beautiful place.
I must try and get you a copy of that poster by Roland Hilder.3
Yrs

RVW

Miss Fletcher,
Martinscote,
Oare,
Marlborough.


1. Sister of Dorothy Longman
2. Possibly the first performance of the Lady Margaret Singers, which comprised students from Newnham and Girton women's colleges and male students from Trinity College, Cambridge, conducted by George Guest.
3. Rowland Hilder. See VWL2510.

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/17, f. 131
Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
480304