Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Joy Finzi

Letter No.: 
VWL1188
July 8 [1937?]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Joyce

Very disappointing for us - but we must make a special afternoon visit to you. We will try to anyhow.
Ralph had a letter from Marian Scott. She has seen Ivor G.1 & finds him very ill - tho’ he may live some time he will not recover.
If his consent or approval about publication is wanted R thinks no time should be lost. He is writing to M. Scott - also to Foss2 who from M. Scotts letter is ‘interested’ in the scheme for publishing the songs.
Of course you may know all this & anything that is possible to be done has already been done by you, but R - like you - doubts Marian Scott doing anything - and thinks you may like to know that he is writing to her & to Foss.
Love from us
AMVW

R listened in to Howard’s piece3 missed some of the 1st movement admired the slow movement. Morris4 listened in I know.


1. Ivor Gurney, who was in a mental hospital.
2. Hubert Foss, Head of Oxford University Press Music Department.
3. The first performance of the orchestral version of Howard Ferguson's Partita, op.5, conducted by Adrian Boult, had been broadcast on the BBC on 29th June.
4. Reginald Owen Morris.

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
Finzi Box 10
General notes: 

Date almost certainly 1937, from context.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
370708