Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gwen Beckett (BBC)

Letter No.: 
VWL1764
[May 21st 1943]

The White Gates

Dear Mrs Beckett

At the request of Sir Adrian I send you a list of those I am inviting to Maida Vale on May 25.1
Mr. Hubert Foss 
Mr. Gerald Finzi 
Dr. Howells  
Mrs. Wood  
Miss Farrer  
Miss Stewart  
Mrs. Curle
Mr. Bernard Brown
Miss Cullen
Miss Ivy Herbert
Mr. Eric Gritton
Mr. Gordon Jacob
Mr. Frank Howes
Miss Karpeles
Mr. Muir Matheson

Yours sincerely

R Vaughan Williams


1. For the play-through of Symphony No. 5 (Catalogue of Works 1943/2).  This list is a good indication of those who were musically closest to VW at this time.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
File 910, VW composer
General notes: 

Date taken from file.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 412
Original database number: 
430521