Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Byard

Letter No.: 
Oct 13 [1957]

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

Dear Herbert
What a lovely present - I hope I shan’t get as drunk and as I did on the same wine at Bristol on degree day.1
yrs RVW

1.  The present, presumably a bottle of wine, was for VW's 85th birthday. He had been given their first honorary doctorate in Music by Bristol University on 14 December 1951.  See R.V.W.: a biography, p.314.


Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/5, f.28

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 162, f.26
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