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VWL1558 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

I like your new poem - “Lost content” does not count as a quotation I think. I found it difficult & had to read it 4 times, but...

19390410
VWL672 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

I have not written for a long time & you have written twice - I like your new Poem! and the one about Haymaking!! The Haymaking...

193906--
VWL1571 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Professor H.G. Fiedler

Dear Professor

Can you help me with a literary problem?
I remember being told some years ago that when Schiller wrote his Ode “An die...

19390625
VWL1593 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear1

This is splendid about Noyes2 - you will soon be appearing in the Sketch and Tatler “Ursula Wood the well...

19390726
VWL701 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

Forgive me - I have not written.
I was beset with a spate of work which had to get done & could not even try to...

193909--
VWL1223 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

I’ve just been reading Byzantium1. How dear of you to send it. We shall probably be living on potatoes next year, so I’m...

19390915
VWL1605 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

Your presents and the two poems were lovely - I love them both & the flowers are on my table.
Yes I will come to London...

19391012
VWL1228 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

I spent an hour over the lovely poetry book, and found quantities I did not know - but that is not strange for an illiterate person...

19391226
VWL1648 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi

Dear Gerald,

Ursula is typing this for me so that you can read it.
I am at last sending what I beleive1 to be the complete...

194-0620
VWL1505 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

It is time I wrote you a letter
(wartime saving excuses this paper & envelope)
How are you & have you read “The...

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