Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Arthur Dickinson

Letter No.: 
Oct 16 [1951]

The White Gates

Dear Mr Dickinson & all my friends at St Jude's1
It was most good of you to remember my birthday. I like my own quotation particularly - your voices as sound as bells must help to keep my heart sound2
R Vaughan Williams

1. A group of well-wishers who sent several gifts to VW - see VWL4728
2. The choir had sent VW a Shakespeare Birthday Book, and the quotation for his birthday read "He hath a heart as sound as a bell".

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Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/31, f. 30