Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gwen Beckett

April 13 [1948]

The White Gates

Dear Mrs Beckett

I understand that the rehearsal of my Symphony1 at Maida Vale is on Wed: 20th at 10.30.
Do you think Sir Adrian would allow a few of my friends to come?  If so would you be kind enough to send invitations to the following: -
Mrs Curle
43 Glebe Place – Chelsea SW3

Dr R.O. Morris
2 Addison Gardens W.14

Mrs Wood
7½ Thayer Street – W.1.

Mr & Mrs Gerald Finzi
Ashmansworth Newbury

Mr & Mrs Mullinar
Hagley Hall
Bartistree
Hereford

Mr & Mrs Muller Hartmann
68B Belsize Park Gardens
N.W.3

Mrs Hornstein
Craigelly
Ladyegate Road
Dorking

Miss May Harrison
647 Nell Gwynne House
Sloane Avenue 
S.W.3

May I please have one for myself?
Yours sincerely

R Vaughan Williams


1. The SIxth Symphony (Collected Works 1947/3).

General notes: 

Year taken from context. In the hand of AVW, signed by VW.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
File 910, VW composer
Format: 
Letter
Letter No.: 
VWL2588
Original database number: 
480413a
Editor's notes: 
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