Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust

Letter No.: 
VWL431
July 20 [1917]

6 Phene St
London S.W.3.

Dear Sir

I have just returned from abroad and have received your kind letter with regards to my “London symphony”.1
Owing to absence from home I was unable to revise the score before I sent it in.
It is absolutely essential that it should be thoroughly revised before printing and, owing to my military duties I see no chance of being able to do this during the war.  In these circumstances would you still wish me to send the score to Messrs Stainer and Bell and to sign the agreement?
Yrs faithfully,

R. Vaughan Williams

A.L. Hetherington Esq


1.  VW had returned from service with the Royal Army Medical Corps at Salonika in order to train as an officer in the Royal Garrison Artillery.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
GD 281/41/37
General notes: 

1.  Address from which VW writes is possibly the house of Bruce and Elena Richmond where VW stayed immediately after his return from Salonika - see R.V.W.: a biography, p.125.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 104
Original database number: 
170725