Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adine O’Neill

Letter No.: 
[9 October 1939]

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

Dear Mrs O’Neill

What happened to my letter to the Times was this.  I sent it viâ Frank Howes & then the B.B.C. promise of amendment came the very next day.  So I tried to amend my letter – but the sting was gone out of it – so we decided not to go further.
I have been waiting my opportunity – but on analysing this weeks Radio Times I find only 8 hours gramophone records out of a total of 119 hours that is to say 1/14 – so we can hardly complain of that!
- I also see that more outside artists have been employed – so your letter has done good & to you is all the honour & glory!1
yrs R Vaughan Williams

1.  See also VWL1595.

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MS Mus. 932, ff.102-104
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Date from postmark (9 Oct 39).

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