Letter from Norman Peterkin (OUP) to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Letter No.: 
VWL1585
[10 November 1941]

Oak trees
Hooke Road
East Horsley
Surrey

November 8th 1941

Dear Dr Vaughan Williams

I send you your originals and copies of the carols that have reached me this morning:-
No. 1. God rest you merry
       2. As Joseph was a walking
       3. Mummers Carol

God rest you merry  As copyist did not leave page 3 blank for insertion of words of verses 3-4-5-6, I have cut up ms to arrange this and will have words typed or pasted on page 3.
As Joseph was a walking  I cannot find melody or words of this in Oxford Carol, Book, from where is it taken?  Query also are some only of the verses being used?

O.C.B. (music edition) p.138 Cherry tree Carol part 2 3rd tune (p.139) vv.11-15 (to be renumbered 1-5)

I have, when in Oxford, yesterday, left a list of the carols with Mr Gosselin to check up for me whether permissions have to be obtained for any that come from Oxford Carol Book.  Will you let me have back to Soho Square your originals and the copies when you have checked same.
Yours sincerely

Norman Peterkin

I return copies herewith - I have marked corrections in margin so that they may be certainly incorporated in other copies

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
File 1198
General notes: 

Annotations by VW on letter of 8 November 1941 to him from Peterkin; VW's annotations in italics.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
411110