Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Arnold Bax

Letter No.: 
VWL967
[About 5th November 1931]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

My Dear Arnold

You & I don’t care about medals – but when it represents the admiration of all fine musicians for real services it at all events warms the hearts of those who give & helps us to express what words cannot adequately do.1
Thank you for all your beautiful music & for more to come we thank you as the tradesmen say “in anticipation”.
Yrs

RVW


1. Arnold Bax had been awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society, which was presented to him by VW at a concert on 5th  November 1931.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1672, f.96
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Letter
Original database number: 
311105