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VWL2057 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Fritz Hart

Dear Fritz

I was very glad to get your last letter though I was a long time answering it. I wonder if things are mentally so very...

19460824
VWL5052 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams, Myra Hess, Albert Sammons and Lionel Tertis to the Editor of The Times

Sir,
We wish to put on record our grave concern over the inevitable effects of conscription in peace-time on certain occupations and...

19470522
VWL3770 Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Victor Sheppard

Dear Mr Sheppard
You have sent us another delightful parcel - we shall dip into the tin of Cape Gooseberry jam with much interest - It was...

19480523
VWL5051 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams, Adrian Boult and others to the Editor of The Times

Sir,
The knowledge that the hydrogen bomb can be developed brings into focus the warning given by his Grace the Archbishop of York that "the...

19500220
VWL4378 Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Victor and Mary Sheppard

Dear Mary & Victor
It was good to hear from you - let us hope for 1952 and that you will both get to England then.1 I can't...

19500815
VWL2133 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Rutland Boughton

Dear Rutland

Please forgive a typewritten letter, as otherwise I am rather illegible, and thank you for your letter.1
My...

19501220
VWL2160 Letter from Rutland Boughton to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dear Ralph,

Disingenuous is, I believe, a word used by polite people when it is wished to suggest that someone has been guilty of deceit or...

19510108
VWL2441 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Rutland Boughton

Dear Rutland

Mr. Dunsman kindly sent me his notice of my Opera.1  I am sorry that he should see in it any particularising to...

19520625
VWL2445 Letter from Rutland Boughton to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dear Ralph

Of course Shaw was ridiculous.  He set out to be.  Would you have had him build a vatican, and pretend to be infallible? Shaw...

19520703
VWL2448 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Rutland Boughton

Dear Rutland,

This is really too bad!  To accuse me of not being able to speak my mind because of my official position.  To start with, I...

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