Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Juanita Berlin

Letter No.: 
VWL3369
August 28th 1956

From R. Vaughan Williams
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London N.W.1.

Dear Juanita,1

Thank you for your delightful letter and all the songs, which are all interesting and some of them beautiful: did you get them out of printed books, or purely orally?  I ask, for if the latter, I would with your leave, send them to the journal of the English folk-song society.  But if they are already printed, of course there is no point.
I am sending you a little quantity of ruled music paper so that next time you won't have to rule your own lines - though you do it so beautifully.
I do hope we shall hear your programme before too long.
Our greetings to Mr Sven,
truly

R Vaughan Williams


1. Wife of Sven Berlin, a painter.  They lived in a caravan in the New Forest, claiming to be gypsies. See R.V.W.: a biography, pp.362-3. See also Roger Savage, ‘Vaughan Williams, the Romany Ryes, and the Cambridge ritualists’, Music & Letters lxxxiii (2002), p. 417.

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Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add. MS 69816, f.22

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/21, f. 203
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 691
Original database number: 
560828