Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Veronica Wedgwood

Letter No.: 
17th January, 1951.

The White Gates,
Dorking, Surrey.

Dear Veronica

A few years ago I tried to stir up George Trevelyan and Gilbert Murray about this awful scheme for a translation of the Bible into “Daily Mail” English.  I could get no sparks out of them.1
It now occurs to me that you might possibly be the person to take up the crusade, with which your wonderful pages about the English Bible in your new book convince me you are in sympathy.2
I enclose a copy of the letter I wrote to these two.  Could you not start a crusade in “Time and Tide” about it?3

R. Vaughan Williams

Miss C. V. Wedgwood,
22, St. Ann's Terrace,
London, N.W.8.


1. For VW’s letter to Gilbert Murray, see VWL2984.
2. Seventeenth-Century English Literature, published in 1950.
3. Cicely Veronica Wedgwood was editor at Time & Tide at this time.


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Add MS 71700, f.49
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Gift of Dame Veronica Wedgwood to the British Library. Typewritten, signed.

Cobbe 547
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