Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to William Rothenstein

Letter No.: 
VWL691
[?About March 1937]

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

Dear Rothenstein

I fear I must ask for my screed back.1
I find from a mutual friend that one passage might give him pain - and I naturally do not want to do that to a friend I admire so much.
Yours

R. Vaughan Williams


1.  VW had written an appreciation of Donald Francis Tovey to accompany a portrait drawing by Rothenstein published by Faber & Faber in October 1937 in Contemporaries: Portrait Drawings by Sir William Rothenstein with appreciations by various hands. The dating of this letter assumes it was written about six months before publication See VWL1250.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
BMS ENG 1148 (1552)

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/9, f.87
General notes: 

On the date see the footnote.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
3703XB