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VWL1097 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Maconchy

My Darling Betty

It was a pleasure to hear from you after so long – good news about the concerto.  I think, as you say, that Hallé seems...

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VWL3868 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Grace Williams

My Darling Grace
How wonderful of you to remember my birthday - I should have loved that present, but alas, all my books & music are...

193310--
VWL1124 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Jack Gordon

Dear Gordon

You put your finger on the chief difficulty of my second Interlude (the scene with Fenton, Anne & chorus) the other day...

19331207
VWL1129 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Jack Gordon

Dear Gordon

I believe that the O.U.P want to start printing the new bits of ‘Sir John’ at once – Could you give me your decision about the...

19331226
VWL3901 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Grace Williams

...nice letter to me.
Have a good holiday - I wonder if you will go abroad.
I've just been reading Dent's life of Busoni1 -...

1934----
VWL3869 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Grace Williams

Darling Grace
I'm so sorry you are in such a pickle over that wretched I.G.0.  Don't worry - but if the cheque appears send it back "...

1934----
VWL5172 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Frederick Rennie Emerson

Dear Mr. Emerson

Thank you for your kind and appreciative letter. You have indeed some beautiful folk songs in your country and we all owe...

1934----
VWL3668 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Michael Mullinar

Dear Michael

I’ve been thinking over your question and I have come to the conclusion that you had better not accept the B.B.C. offer...

193401--
VWL1231 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Dora Foss

Dear Mrs Foss

I am so sorry I shall not be able to come on April 9th as I shall be finishing off the Dorking Festival that day - I feel...

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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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