Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ellis and White

Letter No.: 
VWL5191
Oct 30th [1904]

10, Barton Street,
Westminster.

Gentlemen
I beg to write to ask leave to print the words of D.G. Rossetti's Sonnets ('The House of Life', sonnets iv, ix, xix, xxii, xlviii, and lix) in the book of words of a concert which I am giving at the Bechstein Hall on Friday Dec 2d at which musical settings of these words will be performed. My musical setting of sonnet xix has already been published (with your leave) by Messrs Willcocks - the others are still in m.s.1
Yrs faithfully
R Vaughan Williams


1. For other letters to Ellis and White, publishers of Rossetti's Ballads and Sonnets, see VWL5189 and VWL5190.

Location of original letter:

General notes: 

Date from context. This letter is mentioned briefly inĀ Allan W. Atlas. 'Vaughan Williams, new Letters, and some thoughts about the date of The House of Life', in RVW Society Journal 76 (October 2019).

Format: 
Letter