Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Trevelyan

Letter No.: 
VWL990
[14 September 1932]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Bessy

I saw the news in the “Times” this morning.
I was always so glad I had met such a splendid man and fine musician. I shall always remember that delightful visit to Amsterdam & when he came to Dorking last year & played to us so wonderfully.
Adeline sends her love.
Yrs

R. Vaughan Williams


1. This must refer to Julius Röntgen, the Dutch composer and relation of Elizabeth Trevelyan. Notice of his death was given in The Times on 14th September; an obituary by Donald Tovey was published in a later edition on 20th September.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
RCT 16.212

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus 1714/2/6, f. 132
Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
320920a