from Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958 to Rothenstein, William, 1872-1945
Letter No. VWL358
Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to William Rothenstein
Letter No.: VWL358
Very many thanks for your kind letter. My plans are so vague that I don’t like to make any promises to be at any particular place at a particular time.
All I can suggest is that when you happen to be in London you should let me know of any times that are convenient to you – But I quite see that that would be a most awkward arrangement for you & know you wd prefer to drop it altogether.2
R Vaughan Williams
1. Rothenstein was Principal of the Royal College of Art from 1920-1935. At this time he was Professor of Civic Art at Sheffield University, to which post he was appointed by VW’s brother-in-law Herbert Fisher, the university’s Vice-Chancellor.
2. Rothenstein had been commissioned to make a drawing of VW for publication in the second issue of Music & Letters. The first issue had contained a drawing by Rothenstein of Elga
AVW had taken rooms in Sheringham for the benefit of her brother Hervey’s health and the VWs spent much time there until Hervey’s death in May 1921. See R.V.W.: a biography, p.133.
Location Of Original:
Shelfmark:BMS ENG 1148 (1552)
Location Of Copy:
Shelfmark Copy:MS Mus.1714/1/5, f.163
Citation:Cobbe 118; R.V.W.: a biography of Ralph Vaughan Williams, p.134.