Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gustav Holst

Letter No.: 
VWL229
[1896?]

Thanks awfully for the photograph. I will send you one when I get one if I may. You ought to have been taken astride your trombone - & I am going to be taken perched on an organ1 pipe


1. The drawing is a sardonic allusion to the fact that Holst earned extra money by playing the trombone in seaside bands, while VW's first job was organist at St Barnabas, South Lambeth.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 158, f. 1
General notes: 

  Printed in facsimile as frontispiece to Heirs and Rebels, dated c.1895.  Filed by UVW as 1896.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 2; Heirs and Rebels, frontispiece
Original database number: 
96xxxxa