Vaughan Williams Archive Sources
- 0531 Vaughan Williams: Charterhouse Masque Music, original manuscript. 1950
- 0250 Vaughan Williams: Household Music letters. Two letters from RVW make clear that Mr Smithers had asked for a bass part for the “Variations Aberystwyth” from his Household Music. In the event Mr Smithers wrote his own Bass part, and it was sent to RVW who made a few small alterations and suggestions, written on the part. (The music is not in RVW’s hand but, presumably, in Mr Smithers’). Mr S makes some comments on the music and RVW’s suggestions in his covering letter to Mr Llewellyn. 1953 1976
- 0259 Vaughan Williams’ letters to Nancy Marsden: Nancy Marsden nee Coles was a cellist. The 14 letters to her (1937-52) from RVW are about Leith Hill Musical Festival and associated performances. Some are to her as conductor of the Merrow choir. Pr programmes & cuttings: not Dorking 1947-72, Dorking 1951-72, General & Funeral Service, Nancy Marsden herself; neither NM nor RVW: Guildford Symphony Orchestra and Repertory Co, “The Bosun’s Mate” by Ethel Smyth, verse to Claud Powell from the G Orchestra. 1913 1977
- 0297 Vaughan Williams’ letter to Harold Haig Brown thanking for a verse and refusing to write another hymn tune.
- 0402 Xerox of notes said to be by Vaughan Williams: Notes made on pr circulars sent out from C’house, one dated Nov 1903. The ms notes by RVW appear to be the words of folk songs, one about a ploughboy, one about hunting, one about a boy living in a cottage. There are three pages of notes, and some were perhaps taken down in a hurry. The xeroxed pages came from The English Folk Song and Dance Society at Cecil Sharp House. 1903?
- 0487 Vaughan Williams’ letter to the Post Office: Letter congratulating the Post Office on successfully redirecting a letter addressed to him at Down Ampney where he had not lived “since somewhere about 1876”. The envelope is enclosed. With dealer’s description and cover. 25 Jan 1957
- 10567 Postcard referring to Vaughan Williams: Postcard from Richard Tayler to H & S Corke with details of an entry in the visitors’ book in a house on Mull where he has been staying. RVW stayed there in 1922, and is reported to have gone there in order to set some gaelic songs for the present owner of the house’s wife’s father. RVW has written a crotchet on the bottom line of the stave, and by it “C Bass”. A visit to Scotland during 1922 is not mentioned in Ursula VW’s biography.
The Carthusian magazine
- Mar 1888 p428 report of concert on 25 Feb
- Nov 1888 p509 report of concert on 20 Oct
- Dec 1889 p657-658 French Debating Soc. (merits of horse racing v football)
- Feb 1890 p676-677 French Debating Soc (Channel Tunnel)
- March 1890 p691 French Debating Soc. (classics teaching)
- April 1890 p712-713 French Debating Soc.
- March 1890 Promoted to Corporal in Rifle Corps
- Dec 1952 p1 letter from RVW
- July 1956 Article by RVW about the Masque
White Lists (termly form lists) Blue Books
- LQ1887 Saunderites, Middle IV B, 1887 p82-83
- CQ1887 Saunderites, Upper IV B Choir
- OQ1887 Saunderites, Upper IV B Choir
- LQ1888 Saunderites, Upper IV Choir
- CQ1888 Saunderites, Upper IV Choir, 1888 p78-79
- OQ1888 Saunderites, Under V A
- LQ1889 Robinites, Monitor, Head of House
- CQ1889 Robinites, Monitor, Head of House 1889 p86-87
- OQ1889 Robinites, V Form A, Monitor, Head of House
- LQ1890 Robinites, V Form A, Monitor, Head of House
- CQ1890 Robinites, V Form A, Monitor, Head of House 1890 p84-85
Black Book (extra labour entries) 32/19
- 19 Feb 1887, Noisy, Voigt
- 20 July 1887, Talking, Voigt (with Charles Jeffcock RA)
- 2 August 1887 Maths Ex. Neglected, Noon
- 28 Sept 1887, Ill behaved, Sharpe
- 5 Oct 1887, Bad manners, Voigt
- 10 Dec 1887, Impos. Neglected, Sharpe
- 24 Oct 1888, Playing the fool, Sharpe
Annie Marion’s Scrapbooks
- 1888 p13, Programme
- 1888 p19, Programme
- 1888 p13, Programme 25 Feb (See Carthusian report of concert, March 1888 p428)
- 1888 p37, Choir list
- 1888 p80, Programme 8 May ?
- 1888 p80, Programme 5 Aug Trio composed by RVW (four performers) and song composed by HV Hamilton
- 1888 p92, Photo Saunderites CQ1888
- 1888 p107, Programme 20 Oct Welsh concert (See Carthusian report of concert Nov 1888 p509)
- 1889 p17, Programme 9 Feb
- 1889, Corps photo
- 1889 p58, Rifle Corps promotion
- 1889, Robinites photo
- 1889 p111, Programme 12 Oct
- 1889 p133, Concert 3 Dec
- 1890, Robinites photo
- 1890 p22, programme 22 Feb
0478 Miss Weeke’s collection
- 19 Programme 5 Aug 1888
- 24 Programme 20 Oct 1888
- Saunderites 1887 and 1888
- Robinites 1889 and 1890
- Rifle Corps 1889
Charterhouse Register 1872-1900:
RSR VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, Ralph.
b 12 Oct 1872: s of Rev Arthur Charles Vaughan Williams, V of Down Ampney, Glos: C’90: Trin, Camb: BA: MusD 1901: Hon Fellow 1935: Musician and composer: In Gt War, Pte RAMC and RGA: Hon D Mus (Oxon) 1919: OM 1935: Publication: National Music 1935: m (1) 1897, Adeline, d of Herbert William Fisher of Brockenhurst (L’37): (2) 1953, Mrs Ursula Wood, d of Maj-Gen Sir Robert Ferguson Lock, KBE, of Milford-on-Sea, and widow of Lt-Col J M J Forrester Wood, RA: d in London 26 Aug 1958b 12 Oct 1872: s of Rev Arthur Charles Vaughan Williams, V of Down Ampney, Glos: C’90:
Trin, Camb: BA: MusD 1901: Hon Fellow 1935: Musician and composer:
In Gt War, Pte RAMC and RGA:
Hon D Mus (Oxon) 1919: OM 1935: Publication: National Music 1935:
m (1) 1897, Adeline, d of Herbert William Fisher of Brockenhurst (L’37): (2) 1953, Mrs Ursula Wood, d of Maj-Gen Sir Robert Ferguson Lock, KBE, of Milford-on-Sea, and widow of Lt-Col J M J Forrester Wood, RA:
d in London 26 Aug 1958
RS VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, Hervey Wedgwood.
b 14 April 1869: 1st s of Rev Arthur Charles Vaughan Williams, V of Down Ampney: Jun School: 0’88: New Coll, Ox: BA: Barr LI 1895: Egyptian Gov Service 1905-12: m 1917, Constance Margaret, ygst d of Rt Hon William Lidderdale: d in London 30 May 1944.
Catherine Smith, Archivist
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