Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Louis Boyd Neel

Letter No.: 
Monday [1937]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Boyd-Neel
I am sorry but I feel quite dried up at present - also I've had enough of writing against time and I hope in future to keep everything back for a period of incubation - Whether I shall succeed I do not know - but at all events I can say that even if I started it today I should have nothing ready to my satisfaction by the end of August. Good luck to your concert at Salzburg.1
Yours sincerely
R Vaughan Williams

1. Neel had asked VW for a new work for the Boyd Neel Orchestra to perform in Salzburg in August 1937. In the event Neel asked Benjamin Britten, who produced the Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge at short notice.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Boyd Neel fonds, Box 3, F. 7
General notes: 

In the hand of AVW, signed by VW.