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VWL1407 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ernest Newman

Dear Mr Newman1

I hope you will forgive my troubling such a busy man as you.
I have received a letter from Mr...

19381113
VWL3026 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Everett Helm

Dear Helm
I have written about you to the Prix de Rome people & said the best I could.
My love to Mary Ellen - I hope your work...

19390113
VWL655 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maud Karpeles

Dear Maud

I hate writing begging letters - I know in my bones that you have already done more than your share for refugees - Here is a case...

193902--
VWL3915 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Vera Hockman

My dearest Vera,
This is frankly a begging letter - & I hate doing it because I know that your generous heart has already helped, more...

19390203
VWL3990 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alexander Burnard

Dear Burnard
I have not written to you or heard from you for a long time. At first you must think I had forgotten about that song cycle - but...

19390227
VWL1523 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Douglas Lilburn

Dear Lilburn1

Here is your application signed.  I am also writing to the Director.2
I'm glad you enjoyed the...

19390306
VWL3993 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alexander Burnard

Dear Burnard
Thankyou very much for saying you will be kind to my refugees.1
As regards your songs it is always...

19390514
VWL5041 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams and others to the Editor of the Musical Times

Sir,
A prize is being offered anonymously for a musical competition for mixed chorus and orchestra of twenty-five to forty-five minutes'...

193909--
VWL1609 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Director-General (BBC)

Dear Sir1

I hope you will not think I am taking a liberty in writing to you on the subject of the BBC musical programmes.
...

19391018
VWL1621 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elisabeth Lutyens

My Dear Mrs Glennie1

(or do I on these formal occasions call you Elisabeth Lutyens?) I am most anxious to help and wd...

19391106

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