Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Vera Kantrovich

Letter No.: 
VWL1793
July 26 [1943]

The White Gates,
Dorking.

My Dear Vera

Is there any chance that you & Eric1 would honour us with a Vn & pfte recital at our next series of Wednesday concerts?  You know our circumstances, that owing to small hall and 1/- entrance we can only guarantee £2-2-0 each.
If you can come would either Wed Nov 17 or Dec 15 be possible for you?  If not let me know if either Oct 20, or Dec 1 are possible & I wd try & shift the others.
I realize that at such long notice you may not want to bind yourself – but we always make our public announcements “subject to alteration” & I know you wd not throw us over unless necessary & with as long notice as possible
Love from

Uncle Ralph

I do hope you can come.  I am writing to Eric.


1.  Eric Gritton, pianist and regular performer at Dorking.

Location of original letter:

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/15, f.12-14
General notes: 

Year taken from the dates in the second paragraph all of which were Wednesdays in 1943.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
430726