Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Edward J. Dent

Letter No.: 
May 14th [1914]

13 Cheyne Walk
Chelsea, S.W.

Dear Dent

Thank you very much for your letter - Our plans remain uncertain - so you will probably want to let your house to some one else during May-week & must not think about us. If however we can come up then (when you suggest), I shall write to you again to see if the house is still free. I think it would suit us admirably as my wife is quite able to walk - & we wd bring a servant of our own.1
I hope the Fairy Queen prospers2 - it will be a great event in the annals of English music.

R. Vaughan Williams

1. The VWs were certainly at 10 Madingley Road  Cambridge the following July - see VWL403.
2. Apparently this performance was abandoned due to the war - see Kings College Cambridge archives, EJD/2/6/1/1; the performance eventually took place in 1920.

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Dent Archive 1914.8
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