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VWL3739 Letter from Alan Bush to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dr. R. Vaughan Williams,
Whitegates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Dr. Vaughan Williams,

I have been intending to...

19410321
VWL1529 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Myfanwy Jones

My Dear Myfanwy

Of course I remember you well (I never forget a pretty face!) & I remember also very well our drive in the car &...

19410331
VWL1606 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Michael Tippett

Dear Tippett

Here is something for you to show which is the best I can do.
I will not argue with you about your pacifist scruples...

19411217
VWL1623 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the editor of Civil Liberty

[Draft]

Dear Sir

I have lately received vol 5 of so called “Civil Liberty” - I resent strongly your “stop press” resolution...

19411231
VWL5028 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Buckland

Dear Buckland
(Forgive wartime paper)1
I was very glad to have news of you - but sorry you are still in hospital - concussion...

19420528
VWL1745 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ralph Wedgwood

Dear Randolph

Being a complete ignoramus is not going to stand in the way of thanking you for your splendid article in the Times.  One...

19430121
VWL1746 Letter from Ralph Wedgwood to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dear Ralph

Your letter was a real tonic, for most of my friends are a little shocked, and you can’t think how cheering it is to have a...

19430127
VWL1818 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Arnold Barter

Dear Barter

This is splendid - Give your choir my greetings & tell them I wish I was with them.1
I venture to send a...

19431101
VWL1855 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Bush

Dear Dr Bush

I hope you know that I am sincerely anxious to help music in every possible way in these difficult times
But while such...

19431206
VWL1896 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ralph Wedgwood

Dear Randolph

I am going to make a very bold request.  Is there any chance that you would be willing to come & speak to our Dorking...

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