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VWL277 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ralph Wedgwood

My dear Randolph

You must not think that I can do anything but admire your outbreak of military spirit - what else can anybody have now -...

19000207
VWL794 Memorandum on the General Strike by Ralph Vaughan Williams

A. On the whole I am with the miners in this dispute.  I think the owners are incompetent (I hear that the best owners are not in the association...

192605--
VWL4975 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Secretary of the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning

Dear Sir
I gladly accede to the suggestion of the "Exhibition on Fascism" that I should forward the enclosed cheque to you1
R...

19350405
VWL5055 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams and others to the Editor of The Times

Sir,
Until only the other day it was almost universally held that the noblest contribution of the British to European civilization has been...

19360818
VWL643 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Hermann Fiedler

I have never yet accepted a money prize though indeed I have never yet been offered one! And my first inclination is to refuse in spite of the...

193707--
VWL1201 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gilbert Murray

Dear Professor Murray

I feel it a great shame for you, who hardly know me, to be worried by me on your holiday. But your opinion on the...

19370806
VWL1204 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gilbert Murray

Dear Professor Murray

Thank you very much for your advice which has been most valuable to me.
I have decided to accept &...

19370816
VWL1205 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Professor H.G. Fiedler

Dear Professor Fiedler

Please forgive my delay in coming to a decision, but I feel that the great honour which the University of Hamburg...

19370816
VWL3615 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Laurence Binyon

Dear Mr. Binyon

Before accepting the Shakespeare prize I made careful enquiries and was assured that there were no political propaganda...

19380709
VWL5044 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams and many others to the Editor of The Times

Sir,
We wish to record our solemn protest, before the conscience of civilization, against the persecution of the Jews in Germany.
Yours...

19381118

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