Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Buckland

Letter No.: 
[29 April 1949]

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

Dear Buckland
Thankyou for your letter.
I return your friend's letter which I hope he will not send1
You are wrong about Britten - pushing may boost up a bad man for a bit - but eventually it will fail unless there is something to push - & Britten proves that he has this2
R Vaughan Williams

1. The context for this is not clear, but may relate to political views expressed to VW by Buckland.
2. Benjamin Britten.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
Music-related Autograph Collection Box 11, Folder V38 Letter 036