Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Wood

Letter No.: 
[5th July 1939]

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

My Dear

I am so sorry I can't manage tomorrow - so find a nice young man to take you (Kenneth?1). Perhaps you will deign to have a word with me at the R.C.M.2 I've asked Thora Jacques3 to be Juno4 - do you approve?


1. ?Kenneth Savory. The event was a performance of Sir John in Love.
2. Royal College of Music
3. Wife of Reginald Jacques, conductor of the Bach Choir. She taught dancing at Cecil Sharp House and was, according to UVW, a tall and beautiful young woman”.
4. In the masque The Bridal Day. See Catalogue of Works, p.174 (1938/6).

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MS Mus. 1714/1/12, f.22
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