Letter from Olin Downes to LeRoy Van Hoesen jr

Letter No.: 
June 2, 1955

Mr. LeRoy Van Hoesen, Jr.
842 Columbia Street
Hudson, New York

Dear Mr. Van Hosen

It is a pleasure to read your letter and learn of our mutual approval of the symphonies of Vaughan Williams.  I also have the London records of the symphonies and find them admirable.  I am glad you liked what I wrote about Vaughan Williams and his music, a theme which has long been an interesting one to me.

I have Mr. Vaughan Williams's address somewhere but can't seem to lay my hands on it, but I am sure that if you send the letter to him addressed care of the Oxford Press of this city and mark it personal, that it will be promptly forwarded to him, and I think he would appreciate hearing from you.

Sincerely yours,
Olin Downes


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Shelfmark of original letter: 
Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Olin Downes Papers, MS688, B63, F20
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Atlas, Allan W., “Ralph Vaughan Williams and Olin Downes: Newly Uncovered Letters”, Journal of the RVW Society No. 60 (June, 2014)
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