Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to J.L. Boston

Letter No.: 
VWL2599
19th May, 1948

The White Gates,
Dorking,

Dear Sir,

Dr. Shaw has passed on your letter to me.
It is over forty years since I edited the “English Hymnal”, but so far as I can remember I got the tune out of the Fitzwilliam Virginal book where it is ascribed to Farnaby; but it is obviously an arrangement of a traditional tune.1
Yours faithfully

R. Vaughan Williams

J.L. Boston, Esq.,
Sanderson House,
Oundle,
near Peterborough, Northamptonshire.


1. The particular tune referred to has not been identified.

Musical works:

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Autogr d.30, f. 70
General notes: 

The letter is preserved along with VWL2109 in an album of miscellaneous autograph letters of writers and musicians. Typewritten, signed.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
480519