Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

Letter No.: 
Oct 11 [1940]

My Dear

I had already written to Rosemary1 the day before your letter came - so I will keep your envelope for another time - I made a little mild love in my letter “great friends” etc to be more persuasive - But I find that personal contact is the only way - I find I am tongue-tied till the arm is round the waist.
It will be exciting if Michael gets the job you mention - that will be in London I suppose. I don’t know Bude2 at all - only S. Cornwall which I love. I wrote a lot of Hugh the Drover in a farm house near Looe.
Write again soon.
Love from


1. Ursula Wood's sister, Rosemary Lock. See VWL1440.
2. Michael Wood, Ursula's husband, was at Bude spending 6 weeks at a Radar unit; UW had accompanied him there.


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MS Mus. 1714/1/13, f. 32
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