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VWL3323 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Dear Alan,

Herewith the Blake songs for your inspection.1 I am sorry I only sent you half the opera - but you had a complete...

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VWL3325 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Margery Cullen

Dear Margery,

The best plan would be to have it on one of the Wednesdays, rather than so much earlier: I suggest that the choice between...

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VWL3327 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Michael and Eslyn Kennedy

Dear Michael and Eslyn,

First, your confidential message about Cowen, - really, I believe, Cohen.1  He wrote one or two charming...

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VWL3328 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Vera Kantrovitch

Dearest Vera

You led us to victory last night, and your duet with Nancy was lovely. Thank you a thousand times.1
Love from...

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VWL3329 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John & Evelyn Barbirolli

Dear John and Evelyn,

We had what I believe to be the finest performance we have ever given at Dorking of the Matthew.  It must have been...

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VWL3511 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ina Boyle

Miss Boyle

Sir Malcolm Sargent is running through my new symphony1 at St Pancras Town Hall on 21 March.  The session will last...

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VWL3333 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Michael and Eslyn Kennedy

Dear Michael & Eslyn

Your rhapsody about the weather was a day too soon – today the blizzard has upset the train services so that I...

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VWL4250 Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Joan and Martin Shaw

Dearest Joan & Martin
Ralph says I must explain all our cunning to you.  For years he has been paying vast supertax for the Chancellor to...

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VWL3332 Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Michael and Eslyn Kennedy

How nice to hear from you.  We have been thinking of you rather a lot – All well here, & as usual.
Programme notes now completed for No 9...

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VWL3338 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Byard

Dear Herbert,

It was wonderful of you to come to St John, and your comments and advice at rehearsal were very useful.  I do believe that...

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