Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ralph Wedgwood

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

Dear Randolph

It was splendid of you to send me that cow-horn photograph - & nicer still to see your handwriting once again.
Don't you think we ought to have a dinner of the old Sea-tollerians one evening - or at all events you and Maurice & me - like that famous one years ago when Maurice made the historic remark “what we want is an expensive rather than a good meal”.1
Tell Iris that I read her book on Cambridgeshire with great pleasure.2

R. Vaughan Williams

1.  VW had in mind a re-union of those who were in the reading party at Seatoller in Cumberland in 1895, which included Wedgwood and Sir Maurice Amos.
2. Fenland Rivers: Impressions of the Fen Counties (London, Rich & Cowan, 1936).


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Add MS 71700, f.34
General notes: 

Date is between publication of Iris's book (1936) and before the war; Amos died in 1940.

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