Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to G.E. Moore

Letter No.: 
March 8 [1938]

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

Dear Moore

I should very much like to look at your son's compositions - both because I am interested in the younger generation and because you and I are old friends - But I should like to do it personally and not merely have his M.S. sent me.1
I shall be in Cambridge I expect pretty frequently at the end of April and the beginning of May - but I expect he would be at school then. Alternatively if you and he were in this direction during the holidays it would be very nice to see you here.
I fear I cannot manage March 14. It is kind of your wife and you to invite me.
Yrs always

R. Vaughan Williams

1.  Timothy Moore was born in February 1922. After an interrupted career at Cambridge he became a composer and was a music master at Dartington Hall. He might have been about 16 at the time of this letter.


Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Add.8330 8 V/3/8

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/18, ff. 208-209
General notes: 

Date based on judgment of handwriting (Adeline's) and writing paper.

Cobbe 289
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