Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

Letter No.: 
Monday [10th April 1939]

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

My Dear

I like your new poem - “Lost content” does not count as a quotation I think. I found it difficult & had to read it 4 times, but I am stupid at poetry.
Good about May 19.1 I sent the tickets for April 21 - Balcony - the best for hearing and will you & Maud stop for the mild party (in the small hall) afterwards? Do.
According to promise I send the following date Sat 15th 9.5 Regional (Serenade to Music - which I believe you don’t like2)

Note The Concert is at 7.30

1.  UW had written a broadcast on folksongs for schools broadcasting to be put out that day.
2.  UVW said that this is not in fact true! This was probably a tease.


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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/12, ff. 9-10
General notes: 

Letter marked by UVW 11 April 1939, but that date was a Tuesday in 1939.

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