Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

Letter No.: 
VWL644
[October 1937]

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

Dear Madam,

Many thanks for your scenario. It seems to me more suitable for miming to accompany a recitation or singing of the ballad. However I am sending it on to Mr Kennedy of the EFDS1 to see what he thinks.2
Yrs faithfully

R Vaughan Williams


1. English Folk Dance Society
2. Douglas Kennedy wrote to UW on 19th October: “Your letter addressed to Dr. Vaughan Williams enclosing the scenario for a Ballet has been forwarded to me. Dr. Vaughan Williams and I have done things in concert before and we have had in mind for some little time the idea of producing a typical English Ballet. Whether the actual story of Clerk Saunders is suitable I am not sure but I should very much like an opportunity to discuss the idea with you”.

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Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/11, f.1
General notes: 

This was VW's first contact with Ursula Wood, who was eventually to become his second wife.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 286
Original database number: 
3710xa