Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Joan Shaw

Letter No.: 
20 May [1952]

The White Gates

Dear Joan
The BBC are probably going to ask me to be musical adviser on their new book.  Milford approves.  If I take it on I shall have to ask Martin & Mr Dearmer to use my own judgement in all cases where S.O.P.1 is concerned - I shall as a matter of fact consult you all frequently - but I think I must have that freedom.
However the other business - I don't know what to do or to say.
I don't think people realize how few people I am in contact with - especially in the church, e.g. I don't even know who the Bishop of Ipswich is - I didn't even know there was one!
I can only think of writing to Humphrey Milford.

1.  Songs of Praise.

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MS Mus. 1767/3/1/1/12 (1)