Sumsion, Herbert Whitton ("John"), 1899-1995

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VWL3617 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert John Sumsion

My Dear Sumsion1
First let me welcome you back to England & express my pleasure at the good sense of Gloucester in making this...

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VWL659 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Diana Awdry

My Dear Diana1

Found!
I'm so sorry I worried you with that long wire. The thing was staring me in the face all the time -...

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VWL884 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gustav Holst

Dear Gustav

I've never written to you since the great night at S.P.G.S.1  - I somehow thought we should meet & talk it over...

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VWL917 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Sumsion

Many thanks for dates and times which I have noted
Yrs  
R.V.W. 

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VWL1146 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Sumsion

Dear John,
 
I’ll willingly give up the B. Flute & extra perc – I feel a little unhappy about the sax – perhaps if the movt...

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VWL1147 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Sumsion

Dear John,
 
Lark 2 Fl 1Ob 2 Cl 2 Fag 2 Cor 1 ? & str,
Job. 3 Fl (Picc – Bass Flute) 2 Ob, C.ang, 2 clar, 1 Bass clar, 1...

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VWL939 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Sumsion

Dear John,

Is there an organ in the Town Hall at Gloucester? And if so has it got some very loud and raucous reeds?
There are 4 bars...

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VWL940 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams and others to Edward Elgar

Dear Sir Edward Elgar

You said last night that owing to the badness of the Woolworth pencils you could no longer write music. We all want...

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VWL1289 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alice Sumsion

Dear Alice

Alas – its now definite I can’t come – I’m getting on splendidly but I mayn’t move till it is quite healed.1...

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VWL1294 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alice Sumsion

Dearest Alice

It was sweet of you to send those cards & tell me all about it – and I was much interested in spotting all the people I...

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