Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Byard

Letter No.: 
December 25th 1955.

Your lad seems to be in the same case as Benson was when he arranged for the Dauphin to send 2 doz new Slazengers balls to Henry V.1
Thank you for sending such a treasure of a misunderstandingly splendid howler.
Happy new year, and affectionate greetings from us both.

R. Vaughan Williams

1. A reference to Shakespeare's play Henry V Act I Scene 2 where the French Ambassadors present tennis balls to Henry V on behalf of the Dauphin.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/5, f.23

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Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 162, f.21
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