Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Irene Downes

Letter No.: 
August 29th 1955

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

Dear Mrs Downes

We were both so very sorry to hear this sad news, and this is just a line to say that we are thinking of you so much.  We were so glad to have had the chance of meeting you both when we were in New York, and that will always be a happy memory for us.

My husband particularly valued Mr Downes' musical wisdom, & we shall be among the very many who will miss his work.

Please no answer, - but our affectionate thoughts to you

Yours sincerely
Ursula Vaughan Williams

Mrs Olin Downes,
11-A 205 West 37th Street,
New York 19.


Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Olin Downes Papers, MS688, B63, F20
General notes: 

Olin Downes had died on Monday 22 August, 1955.
Postmark date "30 Aug 1955".

Atlas, Allan W., “Ralph Vaughan Williams and Olin Downes: Newly Uncovered Letters”, Journal of the RVW Society No. 60 (June, 2014)
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