Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Guthrie Foote (OUP)

Letter No.: 
VWL2776
15th July, 1948

The White Gates,
Dorking,
Surrey.

Dear Mr. Foote1,

I return herewith the proof of the title pages of my Symphony.2 I do not altogether like the colour, but I suppose that can’t be helped. That browny-grey colour which you always used to do my works is what I prefer, and I think people are accustomed to that outside.
I suppose that the dedication to Michael Mullinar is on the first page of the music, but I cannot remember. Please assure me about that.
Yours sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams


1. Guthrie Foote, production manager at Oxford University Press
2. Symphony no. 6

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add. MS. 58072, f.ii
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.
OUP had written on 30 April about the change of format from the "over-miniature" score to make the work correspond with VW's other published symphonies.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
480715