Internal Oxford University Press memo re Vaughan Williams by Lyle Dowling

Letter No.: 
21 September, 1954

Internal memo by Lyle Dowling

Vaughan Williams Agenda

Saturday, 25 September. He arrives on the Parthia (with Mrs. Vaughan Williams). I am trying to get Tony Rundall’s help in seeing him through customs and all that.  Dr. Donald J. Grout, head of the Music Department at Cornell, and Keith Falkner, on the music faculty there, are coming by motor to New York on that day and will also meet the Vaughan Williamses.  They will stay at the Cornell Club (Barclay hotel). To “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Met, if the people are not too tired.
Sunday, 26 September. A small luncheon. Later, the V.W.’s want to be left free to go and see friends here.
Monday, 27. They will go by car (two cars) to Ithaca. (I should have preferred a train for them - however …)
27 September - 6 October. At the Cornell Residential Club in Ithaca; lectures at the university.
7 October. To Toronto.
8 October. Lecture in Toronto.
9 October (probably). Return to Ithaca.
12 October. Lecture at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
14 October. Lecture in Chicago
15 October. Lecture in Bloomington, Ind.
20 October. Lecture in Los Angeles.
21 October - 2 November. Returning to Ithaca, stop-off in Arizona to visit friends.
The remainder of the time is not entirely planned yet, but on 4 December they sail for home, again on the Parthia.
Dr Vaughan Williams writes me that he has never given interviews to the press and doesn’t intend to begin now. Too bad.


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File 119
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UVW’s account of the journey is in R.V.W.: a biography, pp.348-358.

Cobbe 635
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