Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge

Letter No.: 
VWL5120
December 18 [1932]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Mrs Coolidge
I was very sorry not to see you again while I was in America. I hope very much one day to have the honour of writing a 4tet for you - But I cannot do my best work if I tie myself down to dates - I feel sure you will understand this.
As to the 'Tallis' Fantasia I fear it would not arrange for string 4tet as it stands.1
Yours sincerely
R Vaughan Williams


1. Coolidge had sought to commission a quartet from VW; see VWL5119. In fact VW did not ever accept a commission from her.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation collection, 1894-1953, Box 101/25
General notes: 

In the hand of AVW, signed by VW.
Year added in another hand; VW had been in America in the autumn of 1932.

Format: 
Letter