Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to René Gatty

Letter No.: 
[November 1898]

5, Cowley Street,

Dear R.A.G.

I wish you would come up with N.G.G. and Ivor G.1 when they come. There is room here for you & Ivor & as many more as you like. Unless you come now we won’t see you I suppose for 6 months. We’ve heard nothing of the choral society2 or anything - Please come, we want to see you again very much.
I shan’t write you a letter because I’ve got nothing to write to you, I want to say it all.


1. Nicholas and Ivor Gatty, brothers of René. Nicholas was a fellow-student of VW at the Royal College of Music, and the two became lifelong friends. VW  often visited the Gatty home in Hooton Roberts.
2.The Musical Society founded by the Gattys at Hooton Roberts in 1897.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS 135

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Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/1, ff.153-154
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