Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Edward J. Dent

Letter No.: 
[Early 1911]

13 Cheyne Walk,

Dear Dent

Do you remember René Gatty who was up in our time - I expect you do. He has been for some years Reader in English at Prague University - he is now homesick & has given up his job & is coming back to England - he will therefore be out of a job - do you think there is any chance of work for him at Cambridge - he knows German like English & Bohemian to a certain extent also - I wondered if there was any opening for a teacher of languages at Cambridge - he wd also be good at Librarians' work - He wd be a great assett1 to your town & he is a very good & keen musician (also by the way a first rate composer in the light style - & I think may still one day make his mark that way) - He is a delightful person & a genius in his way & worth helping to keep in England.
Yrs very truly

R. Vaughan Williams

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Dent Archive undated
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