Letter from Rutland Boughton to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Letter No.: 
[14 Oct 1952]

Kilcot  Newent

My Dear Ralph

Thank you with all my heart for giving me the chance of being present at your Celebration on the 6th.1 You now receive the just recognition of a life’s simpleminded devotion to music; and I have personal reasons for rejoicing because I can recall at least four occasions when you went out of your way to help me. As I have had everything I wanted from life, save one, I trust that in that as other respects you have gone one better than

Rutland Boughton

1. The dinner given by the Incorporated Society of Musicians in honour of VW’s 80th birthday on Monday 6th October. See VWL2449.

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