Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Michael and Eslyn Kennedy

Letter No.: 
July 24th [1954]

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

My dears

We are so delighted about Michael’s promotion1 – most exciting.  I suppose he’ll be Editor in Chief before we know where we are.  Swaying the thoughts of millions.
So glad you could come to Worcester – we went on to the Finzis & heard Rubbra play his new symphony 3 times on the pf.2  The others all then listened to broadcast quartets, but I sat & talked to Joy,3 incapable of further music.  Ralph liked it very much.  All last week I was one of the judges at the Spoken Poetry Festival, & much enjoyed the literary world – for a change.
Love from us both, & felicitations


1.  Michael Kennedy had been promoted at the Daily Telegraph in Manchester.
2.  i.e. Rubbra’s Symphony No. 6 (1954).
3.  i.e. Joyce Finzi.


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MS Mus. 159, ff.52-53
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