Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to René Gatty

Letter No.: 
VWL289
[3] March 1898

Eichhorn Strasse 6.II
Berlin IV

Dear R.A.G.

Please come as soon as you can. My wife and I want you to come and stay here till you find something as there is a small room in the house of which the present owner is away so that it is empty - I hope you got our wire. I'm awfully keen to hear about your heart - why not come today? or if not tomorrow.1
Yours always

R. Vaughan Williams

P.S. I didn't know you were in Germany


1. René Gatty was one of a musical Yorkshire family and brother of the composer Nicholas Gatty. René suffered indifferent health. AVW copied out his poems and acted as a sort of London agent on his behalf, sending them to the periodicals. René also wrote several libretti for works by his brother Nicholas.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS135

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus 1714/1/1, f.138
Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 13
Original database number: 
980303