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VWL3565 Letter from John Barbirolli to Ralph Vaughan Williams

My dear Ralph

Thank you for your lovely note.  I don't think I need to tell you what a joy it was to have you & Ursula with us...

19571104
VWL3599 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Barbirolli

Dear Glorious John

First, thank you a thousand times, once again, for leading your forces to such a superb victory.1
Second...

19571025
VWL3597 Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Michael and Eslyn Kennedy

Dearest Michael & Eslyn,

You are angels to ask us on Monday – but Ralph feels that with so much travelling in the two days, he’d rather...

19571021
VWL3584 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Barbirolli

My dear John

Thank you & Evelyn warmly for your splendid letter & telegram - I wish I cd have heard you do my [word...

19571014
VWL3510 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Barbirolli

I send my greeting to “Glorious John”1 - a generous friend and a great conductor.  He has only one fault, for our sakes he must give up...

195710
VWL3484 Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Michael and Eslyn Kennedy

My dear Michael and Eslyn,

Forgive type, but I’ve got writers cramp, or what I imagine that to be – and can write better and faster like...

19570426
VWL3424 Letter from Joy Finzi to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dearest Uncle Ralph,

I wish I could bear this news gently to you.
Two years ago Gerald had a small growth in his neck diagnosed as a...

19560928
VWL3355 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Evelyn Barbirolli

My dear Evelyn,

It was wonderful of John to send us that splendid telegram.1  I am so glad you were with him, and you know, what...

19560722
VWL3313 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Barbirolli

Dear John,

It was good of you to telegraph.  I can’t express how I appreciate your kindness in allowing me to try my ’prentice hand on your...

19560326
VWL3265 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Barbirolli

Dear Glorious John1

I expect it was really your magic, but if you approve, I propose not to scrap the symphony.1 I...

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