Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Martin Shaw

Letter No.: 
[ca 1910]

13, Cheyne Walk,
Chelsea, S.W.

Dear Shaw
I am quite ashamed of my self for not writing before.  I have been away over competitions - I did go to your show before your letter came.  I thought the music quite splendid - almost all of it - the 'plantation' tunes especially - the other dances etc I did not so much care for - but that was not really your fault because valses & things were quite out of place in the scheme.
I notice that the only thing which I thought on the whole not worthy of you was singled out for especial praise by the press!

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1767/3/1/1/12 (1)
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Date based on chronological presentation in British Library.