Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Dr Mary Grierson

Letter No.: 
11th October, 1950.

The White Gates,
Dorking, Surrey.

Dear Dr. Grierson,
The fault was entirely mine. I ought, of course, to have remembered and kept Donald Tovey's letter, but it entirely slipped my memory.

The bass drum roll on the 4th. bar is not in the printed full score, but I may have added it for that performance, but I fear I cannot remember. I hope you will narrate the (1910?) incident because I should like it to be placed on record the help I received from my old friend.1

Yours sincerely,
R Vaughan Williams


Dr. Mary Grierson,
12, Crawford Road,

1. See VWL3049 and VWL3048. Grierson was writing a biography of Tovey.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Tovey Collection, L2554
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.