Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Rutland Boughton

Letter No.: 
August 31st [1957]

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


Dear Rutland,

Alas - I am still in hospital - I shall be out again soon.1 And I feel very well: but the doctor will not allow me to go to Worcester.2  It would have given us both such pleasure to meet you and Kathleen again - we must hope for some time when you are in London.


PS. Ralph has made a splendid recovery, and after a few weeks quiet at home, convalescing, he will be about 200% ++.  He's been able to work in hospital, which has made it less tedious for him.


1. VW had had a cancerous prostate removed.
2. For the Three Choirs Festival


Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add MS 52366, f. 123

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/23, ff. 26-27
General notes: 

Year added in pencil. Letter in the hand of UVW. Rutland Boughton's reply is VWL3545.

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