Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Mr Boyce

Letter No.: 
April 24th 1955

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

Dear Mr Boyce,
Are you any relation to the great Boyce, the eighteenth century English composer?  If so, I will abrogate my usual rule about not sending my autograph to strangers, though I cannot hope to compete with the distinguished musical comedy writers whose names seem chiefly to have fill1 your book.
I have no intention of retiring yet.
Yours sincerely,
R Vaughan Williams

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Typewritten, signed.
Location unknown - transcript taken from image found under "Vaughan Williams letter pictures" on Google.