Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Major General and Mrs R Lock

Letter No.: 
VWL3253
Dec 27 [1955]

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

Dear both of you

Those lovely handkerchiefs will stand in good stead when the winter storms blow and the pencils when the milk freezes.1
Thank you so much for both & love & a happy New Year
from

Ralph


1. An allusion to Shakespeare’s poem ‘When icicles hang by the wall’ (Love’s Labour Lost v sc 2) ‘… and milk comes frozen home in pail … when all aloud the wind doth blow’.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/21, f. 40
Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
551227