Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

Letter No.: 
[Newcastle, 29th March, 1939]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

My Dear

We never seem to meet now. Last Wed: I had to be in N/C1 & now College term is over & I shall not be going to London except casually. So I suppose you will get tired of me & replace me by D.N.K.2 or  or the Devoted Artist3.
As regards Epi[thalamion], I can't collect the players this week & then Douglas goes away for a 4tnight & then I am in the thick of our Dorking Fest - so there you are!
If I do come up to London & am free may I ring up (send me your tel: number which I have lost)?
Which spec4 did you poem appear in. Let me know.
Are you and Maud coming to hear the B minor mass on April 21 - if so I will get you tickets.5


1. Newcastle, where VW had been on 29th March to conduct a performance of Five Tudor Portraits given by the Newcastle and Gateshead Choral Union and the Newcastle Symphony Orchestra.
2. Douglas Kennedy, Director of The English Folk Dance and Song Society.
3. The young artist in VWL653.
4. i.e. The Spectator.
5. In Dorking. He did send tickets - see VWL1558.


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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/12, ff.12-13
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Date added in the hand of UVW.

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