Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Christopher le Fleming

Letter No.: 
7th February, 1951.

The White Gates,
Dorking, Surrey.

Dear Christopher
I am so sorry, but I cannot, after all, keep my word.  We are reducing the numbers this year and there has been some heartburning about it, so you can understand that I do not dare to put in anyone from outside.1

Please give Phyllis my love and tell her that I should have loved to have had her as well if it had been possible.

I suppose you would not care to come and hear the performance on Saturday, March 3rd, 2.45, or failing that to come to a rehearsal with most of the orchestra on Thursday, March 1st, at 7.15?
(R. Vaughan Williams).

Christopher le Fleming, Esq.,
13, Bordyke,
Tonbridge, Kent.

1.  Probably referring to the size of the orchestra for one of the performances of a a Bach Passion in Dorking.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add. MS 65143, f.47
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.