Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Barbirolli

Letter No.: 
March 3 [1949]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Mr Barbirolli

I cannot get rid of a nasty cold & as I have two rehearsal engagements on Saturday & Sunday which I cannot miss I fear it is my duty to forego the pleasure of coming tomorrow & try & keep make myself more or less fit for my duties at the week-end.
It is a great dissappointment1 to me.  Please accept my greetings both for yourself and your orchestra & give them my heartiest wishes for what I am sure will be a fine performance.
I return the tickets which your secretary kindly sent me
Yrs sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams

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