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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...

19381014
VWL1404 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

I hope you didn’t mind my sending your poems to R.C. Trevelyan. He is a most cultured and well read man & a good critic & a...

19381018
VWL1405 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Robert Trevelyan

Dear Bob

I hope you won't mind an ignoramus like me thanking you for your poem in the New Statesman - an oasis in the desert of sham...

19381101
VWL1406 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

This is just a late word to send you my love and say thank you for your letter.
Do write to Bob Trevy1 & thank...

19381106
VWL1449 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

I’m sorry I’ve not written before but I’ve been rushing all over England London - Newcastle - London - Edinburgh - London &...

19381211
VWL1453 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maud Karpeles

Dear Maud

Thank you very much for the poetry book - I waited to write till I had read it through. I fear I don't understand modern poetry...

19390101
VWL1457 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi

Dear Gerald

We listened to your 2 songs yesterday. You have hit the nail on the head - it ought to be spread abroad that here is the...

19390109
VWL4637 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear
Thankyou so much for your letter - I like "Division" best - The others are philosophy - but are they poetry?
I've got to see...

1939029
VWL663 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

We never seem to meet now. Last Wed: I had to be in N/C1 & now College term is over & I shall not be going to...

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VWL1502 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

This is a fearful disappointment - I have to go to London tomorrow (Tuesday) & was prepared  to come morning to see you...

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