Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Trevelyan

Letter No.: 
January 10th 1954

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

My dear Bessie,

It was very nice to hear from you and I hope we shall see you here one day. We love our new house, and Ursula has made it beautiful.
I am sending you a copy of one of my arrangements of Greensleeves from which I think Philip Erasmus1 can pick out the tune. I have to confess that it is a “cento”. There are several versions of the tune and I took the best bits out of each version. I feel I am quite justified.
Love from us both,


1. Elizabeth Trevelyan's grandson. See VWL1835.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
RCT 16.194

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Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/21, f. 33
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Typewritten, signed.

Cobbe 624
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