Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Sir Sydney Cockerell

Letter No.: 
VWL720
June 7th [1935]

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

Dear Sir Sydney Cockerell

Thank you very much for your kind congratulations1.
As to a drawing - I once sat for my portrait & vowed I would never do so again!2
Yours sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams


1. On receiving the Order of Merit.
2. This probably refers to a drawing by Rothenstein which he did not like. In later years he did in fact agree to sit for a drawing, two portraits and a sculpture by Joy Finzi, Gerald Kelly and Jacob Epstein respectively.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MA 3000.124
General notes: 

Date from note on letter.
Cockerell was Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, at this time.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
350607