Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Hubert Foss

Letter No.: 
VWL1271
[30 Jul 1934]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Foss

(i) Riders.
This is rather awkward - I took it for granted, as I always do with all publishers, that the publisher will make sure that all is right.  You have always done so before.1
(ii)  Running Set.2  This belongs to the EFDS3 - So I think I had better deal with it - will you ask the BBC to apply to me.
Yrs
RVW


1. VW had received a communication from the League of British Dramatists pointing out that permission for the use of J.M. Synge’s text in Riders to the Sea, Catalogue of Works 1936/6, had not been cleared with the copyright holder. A complex correspondence between Oxford University Press and the Synge’s representatives, also involving the Society of Authors, ensued before the matter was finally settled.
2. Catalogue of Works 1933/3. It is not clear what the nature of the enquiry relating to this work was.
3. English Folk Dance Society

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File 996
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Letter
Original database number: 
340730a