Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harriet Cohen

Letter No.: 
VWL985
[29 November 1931]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dearest Harriet

The copyists address is
Miss Lilian Mukle
290 Greenford Road
Sudbury Hill
Greenford
Middlesex

Will you send it her & explain what you want.  I am also writing. 1
It was wonderful last night - In the presence of that splendour of imagination & marvellous means of expressing it.  I feel like an incompetent amateur.
Good luck to America & come back soon so that we may continue our discussions 1079 - 20 (?)  (but I suppose that extra long argument ought to count as two - it was as good as 10000 - but I shall demand my full debt all the same)2
Yrs

RVW


1. Perhaps Harriet Cohen wanted a copy of the piano part of the Piano Concerto.
2.  A reference to the joke about Cohen’s debt of 10,000 kisses to VW.

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Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1642, ff. 18-20
General notes: 

This was probably written the day after the performance on 28 November referred to in VWL971. VW then wrote to Harriet Cohen in America on 14 December.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
311129