Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Charles Cudworth

Letter No.: 
VWL2681
May 11, 1953

From R. Vaughan Williams,
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London, N.W.1.

Dear Cudworth

This is certainly my writing - I wish I cd write as well now.1
May I be allowed to say how much I like the Fen libretto.2
Yrs ever

R. Vaughan Williams


1. A VW manuscript had been discovered in the Pendlebury Library and had been sent to VW to verify as to whether it was in his autograph.
2. Cudworth had written the libretto for Patrick Hadley's cantata Fen and flood, a work for male chorus which VW later arranged for soprano and tenor soloists and mixed chorus; Catalogue of Works 1956/6.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS 1686-1977
General notes: 

Check year - the VWs did not move to Hanover Terrace until September.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
530511