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VWL4661 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harold Haig-Brown

Dear Haig Brown1
Many thanks for the poem. But I have made a vow (which I hope to be able to keep) never to write another hymn...

1926----
VWL4579 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Mr Thorpe

Dear Mr. Thorpe
I shall be sorry not to see you again before you leave - I hope you have had an enjoyable time in England.  You certainly owe...

1930----
VWL833 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Robert Trevelyan

Dear Bob

Thank you so much for “Beelzebub” - it was a great solace to me on a rather dreary journey from London the other day - others I...

19351226
VWL649 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

Bellissima Donna senza Misericordia!

I meant to have written long ago, but I wanted to send you those Bullen1 books - & the...

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VWL1308 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My dear

I meant to send you a picture postcard as you told me to - but after all I want to write a letter.
I’ve just come from an...

19380614
VWL1333 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear Ursula

I've been taking them1 about with me & reading them - I like them very much. I suppose they would be called...

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VWL1370 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

I am passing through London on the 24th - so that is good luck - are daylight meetings any good? If so we will...

19380817
VWL1377 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Nancy Bush

Dear Mrs Bush1

Many thanks for sending me the poem – I fear I entirely disagree with the idea of making such a music meeting the...

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VWL1378 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

What a lovely picture - though not half pretty enough of course (this is truth - I always tell you the truth). It will...

19381004
VWL1388 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

You were the only one of my girl-friends who wrote to me on my birthday. It was sweet of you.
I opened your Herrick & read...

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