Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi

Letter No.: 
25th June, 1947.

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Gerald,

The Composers’ Guild is a branch of the Authors’ Society. I think it a useful institution and do not quite see your point about philosophers and poets. They, in so far as they publish philosophy and poetry, want a Trade Union just as much as authors and composers - but I would much rather you gave your 30/- to the Lapps.1
I am trying to find Jelly’s2 address, but have not succeeded yet.  However, I will send it off as soon as I can.
My love to Joyce -

Uncle Ralph

P.S. I have found Jelly’s address & sent it on -
24 Basil Court
Basil Street
When in doubt I always write c/o Ibbs & Tillet.

1. This reference is not clear.
2. Jelly d'Aranyi. See VWL1909.

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Finzi Box 10
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Typewritten, signed, with manuscript postscript.

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