Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

Letter No.: 
[November 1939]

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

My Dear

It was very sweet of you to write - & it recalled our lovely time together.
I hope what you say of P.P.1 has some truth in it (Do you approve of the comedy scene (By-ends)?)
I fear Saturday is no good as I have been summoned to a F.U.2 meeting at Guildford. Also Honorine’s3 Boy Friend is coming for the day! Do get Kenneth to take you on a nice drive.
Love from


1.  Pilgrim's Progress.
2.  Federal Union, of which VW was a strong supporter.
3.  Honorine Williamson, niece of R.O. Morris, who was living at The White Gates, at this time. She married Bernard Brown, a trumpeter, and was killed in an air-raid a few months later.


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MS Mus. 1714/1/12, f.45
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