Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gwen Beckett (BBC)

Letter No.: 
VWL1905
March 12 [1944]

The White Gates,
Dorking.

Dear Mrs Beckett

Many thanks for both your letters.  Could you kindly tell me what time I ought to leave St Pancras to get to Bedford by 2.30 - Also when I ought to leave Bedford to catch the 9.18 train from Victoria (that is the latest train - I should prefer to get home earlier).
Mr Atterburg’s letter was very interesting - I expect he means “tone-colour” by “clay”
Yrs sincerely

R Vaughan Williams


1. VW was attending a rehearsal of the fifth symphony at the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s base at Bedford on 21st March. see VWL1902.
2. A letter from the Swedish Conductor Kurt Atterberg to Boult – Atterburg had been an intermediary, sending Sibelius’s message about the dedication of VW’s fifth symphony to Boult, who sent it on to VW – see VWL1865.

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File 910, VW composer
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Year taken from stamp of receipt.

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Letter
Original database number: 
440312