Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Arnold Barter

Letter No.: 
VWL2878
[About 20th October 1954]

The Miramar
Santa Monica
California

My dear Arnold Barter

It was wonderful of you to write & remember my birthday - we are having a wonderful time here - every one so kind - this is the last lecture of the tour - then a holiday then back to Cornell.1
All good wishes to you both
RVW

You should see the Pelicans fishing in the pale blue Pacific & Ralph enjoying a milk shake!! His lectures are splendid, & he is well & happy.
Our love to you both

UVW


1.VW was on an extended lecture tour of the United States during his time as visiting professor at Cornell. His lectures given at Cornell were published as The Making of Music, Cornell University Press 1955, republished in National Music, pp.205-242.

Shelfmark of original letter: 
DM433
Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
541020