from Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958 to Hendy, Philip, 1900-1980

Letter No. VWL5231

Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Sir Philip Hendy

Letter No.: VWL5231

From R. Vaughan Williams,
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London, N.W.1.

[March 24 1954]

To the Director,
National Portrait Gallery.

Dear Sir,

We understand that a portrait of the late Roger Quilter composer, painted by Wilfred de Glehn, R.A. is being offered to the National Portrait Gallery.

May we hope that this offer will be accepted, as we feel that Quilter’s place in English music is a very distinguished one. In our opinion, his writing – especially his songs – will be a permanent contribution to our national heritage.

Yours faithfully,

Ralph Vaughan Williams