Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Treasurer of the Leith Hill Musical Festival

Letter No.: 
Jan 13 1954 [i.e.1955]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London, N.W.1.

Dear Mr Treasurer
I am anxious this jubilee year to have a specially good performance of the Passion - To achieve that I am suggesting that the extra rehearsal on Thursday March 17 should include the full orchestra - and possibly some of the soloists - This Dr Cole1 tells me will involve an extra expense of about £85 which I enclose.
In case this action of mine should appear fantastic I should explain that I have lately received a large & unexpected windfall of ill-earned money from the P.R.S.2
By the way I hope you have received my annual donation of £120 - I think it is paid by banker's order
Yrs sincerely
R Vaughan Williams

 1. William Cole, who had taken over from VW as conductor of the Leith Hill Musical Festival.
2. Performing Right Society.


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Date stamp of receipt 17 Jan 1955. The Treasurer at this time was Sir Edwin Herbert.