Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Cedric Thorpe Davie

Letter No.: 
VWL2580
March 18 [1948]

The White Gates,
Dorking.

Dear Cedric

I was very glad to have news of you once more & am so glad to hear about the incidental music.  I will certainly say good things about you. 
Meanwhile the people who manage my film music are Linnit & Dunfee (Good name! Not Linnet or Done–Fee!).
I think they would undertake theatre contracts as well – they lick off 10% but I think it is worth while.
I enclose a letter
Give my love to Bruno1 & say I hope it will be a girl & as pretty as she is – also that if she had not sent her love I shd have died of a broken heart.
Yrs

R. Vaughan Williams


1. Cedric's wife Margaret was known as 'Bruno'; she was expecting their first child. 

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS37758//5/274
General notes: 

Date based on Davie providing incidental music for Sir David Lyndsay’s Ane satyre of the thrie estatis of 1540 at the 1948 Edinburgh Festival.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
480318