Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Cedric Glover

Letter No.: 
VWL1642
Nov 28 [1939]

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

Dear Glover1

I hope you will forgive my sending you the enclosed.2
I know it is a difficult time to cry for help, what with taxes and increased prices.
Nonetheless these refugees are our responsibility - we can’t (if we would) send them elsewhere till the war is over.
Yours sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams


1.  A neighbour who was a member of the Bach Choir and also played the viola in the Leith Hill Musical Festival; he was Treasurer of the Royal Musical Association for a number of years.
2.  A prospectus for the Dorking & District Refugee Committee, which is enclosed with the letter. VW is listed in the prospectus as the Financial Appeal Secretary and a member of the Executive Committee.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1116, ff.138-140

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/12, ff.111-115
General notes: 

Year taken from accompanying prospectus information.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 331
Original database number: 
391128