Letter from A.E. Housman to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Letter No.: 
VWL174
[October 1909]

Lower House
Tardebigge
Bromsgrove

Dear Sir,

If my consent is necessary, I willingly give it to Miss Elwes to sing your setting of my poems, with the following proviso.1  I am told that some composers in setting some of my poems have omitted portions of them; and I will not give my consent (again supposing it to be necessary) to the singing of any poem so treated.
I am yours faithfully

A. E. Housman.


1.  Sent shortly before the first performance, by Gervase Elwes on 15th November, of On Wenlock Edge, Catalogue of Works 1909/1.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/4, ff.22-23
Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
0910xd