Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Kathleen Merritt

Letter No.: 
Sept 7 [1940s?]

The White Gates,

My Dear K.

Is there any chance that you wd re-consider your decision your decision about entering for the Surrey Music Adviser. Of course the Ctee has the final choice. But I am allowed to say that they have not found a suitable person yet & are having another meeting soon to call up a fresh batch of candidates – so do consider whether you wd not send your name in – to save time I repeat the conditions ½ time job - & that ½ time at least 2 evenings a week must be spent on "your"  at salary of £200 p.A. & £80 for expenses
Musical adviser to do own secretarial work.

Apply to 
R Beloe
Chief education officer
Surrey C.C.
County Hall
Kingston-on Thames

mark envelope S.C.M.C music adviser
State age & experience & qualifications (good pianist?) & send names of at least 2 referees or testimonials.

Love from

Uncle Ralph


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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1532, ff.84-85
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Assume wartime is not using headed paper.

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