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VWL667 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Royal College of Music

Miss Elizabeth Maconchy has been my pupil for nearly four years. I have great pleasure in testifying to her industry, good character and power to...

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VWL1085 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Maconchy

My Darling Betty

Of course I’m coming on  the 13th & they have sent me a pass for two so I am bringing Grace1...

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VWL1082 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Maconchy

Dearest Betty

(Or am I to call you Betsy – I think I prefer Betty as I’ve always called you that.)
I went to the studio last night –...

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VWL1049 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Maconchy

My Darling Betty

What lovely news & how sweet of you to telephone. – I heard all about it in London from Gibbs.  Of course you ought to...

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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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VWL530 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Maconchy

Darling Betty

I meant to have written before – but have been so v. busy. 
I never said I didn’t like Agrippa – but that I liked the...

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VWL1246 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Maconchy

Dearest Betty

I liked your 4tet very much – it made a beautiful sound which was a relief after the dreary scraping of the...

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VWL687 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Maconchy

Dearest Betty

I loved having your photograph – I do hope you are all well, as far as one can be well now.
– Are you writing or do you...

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VWL1483 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Maconchy

Dearest Betty

What a lovely photograph – only I wish you had been in it as well!
I am glad to hear of your compositional activities. ...

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VWL1702 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Maconchy

Dearest Betty

Thank you for writing me a piece – I thought the joke came off very well1
All my love

Uncle Ralph...

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