Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Grace Williams

Letter No.: 
[about 1933?]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dearest Grace
I will keep the song till I see you - which I hope will be soon. As regards publishers - I had that Welsh firm in my mind or the OUP.1 As no one else is publishing songs nowadays - so I don't know quite what to advise. Also I fear it is too late to send in for the internat: this year - Betty2 sent in some time ago & was promptly turned down - I'm being a horrible wet blanket in this letter - There remains the Patrons - & here too I am a wet blanket - because no original work ever seems to get a look in there. But you might try the Suite.3 Wd you like to try Bournemouth for "Hen Walia"- if so I wd give you an introduction to old Dan.4 Come and see me soon
I want to see you again & remind myself of old times
Love from Uncle Ralph

1. Elizabeth Maconchy
2. Oxford University Press
3. Possibly the Suite for orchestra (1932)
4. Dan Godfrey, conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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Probably relates to VWL3828 (ca.1933); not later than 1953 from address, and Dan Godfrey senior retired as conudctor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in 1934.