Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Kathleen Merritt

Letter No.: 
VWL3638
Tuesday [?June 1939 ]

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

My Dear K

I once arranged the E. hymn for strings & the last I knew of it was that Steuart Wilson lent it to Joyce Sutton1 – if you can trace it you are welcome to it – It is most sad about P'field.2
Why do you never come to see me at R.C.M.?3

Love from

Uncle Ralph

P.S. Could you some time tell me the name of the school at  Weybridge where you used to teach


1. Joyce Sutton, contralto
2. Petersfield. Merritt was a pioneering woman conductor who founded the Petersfield Orchestra and conducted the Petersfield Choral Society.
3. Royal College of Music

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1532, f.87
Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
Hurd