Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Victor Sheppard

Letter No.: 
February 3rd 1954.

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

Dear Victor,
Thank you very much for the amusing cutting: it was copied out of an English boy's paper that was published about a year ago!
It was very nice to see Mary again the other day, looking so well and so pretty. She gave us a wonderful clock which twirls round & round and makes me rather dizzy.
I am so glad to hear of your bell-ringing, I believe it is a purely anglo-saxon art, and the jargon "triple bob major" etc., fascinates me.
A happy new year, and love from,

Please give my love to Arnold,1 and tell him that it is more than time he wrote to me. I heard from Adrian Boult that they had done a piece of his in some Empire concert which they had all liked extremely.
Love from

1. Possibly Arnold van Wyk, a South African composer wh had studied for some years in London.
2. The postscript may be from UVW.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus 1737, f.74
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.