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VWL1835 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Robert Trevelyan

Dear Bob

Thank you very much for the poems.
Our favourites (both of us) are the Azalea Wood & the Grandson (Adeline says you have...

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VWL4657 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Mr Marsden

Dear Mr Marsden
I like your words - but cannot see them in music - I am sending them on to my friend Martin Shaw who can sometimes see...

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VWL4658 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Nancy Marsden

My Dear Nancy
I am indeed proud & happy to have such a delightful new niece.1
I sent Mr Marsden's poem to Martin Shaw -...

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VWL1953 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Robert Trevelyan

Dear Bob

Your poem to Ursula is beautiful - thank you for it.
Especially:
“Then let the house
...  royally”1...

19441226
VWL1655 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

You mustn’t leave these precious things lying about anyhow1


1.  A draft of a poem by UW:
Is sleep my...

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VWL1724 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

My Dear

I opened the book at random today and found
“You walk unaware of the slender gazelle
that moves as you move
and is...

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VWL1725 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

So now you come to London he says,
Its this a fine lady ’ll make you,
And you shall enjoy a silken gown,
Diamond rings & gold...

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VWL2025 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Robert Trevelyan

Dear Bob

Thank you very much for the new poems - which I like very much - especially the Catullus - I find nothing quite up to the poem to...

19460101
VWL1782 Letter from Ursula Wood to Ralph Vaughan Williams

This is the end section of the long one which isn’t finished properly.1

“He hath made everything beautiful in his time”
...

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VWL2511 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Robert Trevelyan

Dear Bob

I have been reading right through the 1947 Xmas book. I think it a very fine collection - and particularly ‘The Veil’ ‘The Stream...

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