Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Reverend F.S. Bull

Letter No.: 
29th. October 1952


Dear Sir,
I was interested to be reminded of my old days at St. Barnabas but unfortunately I cannot remember my exact dates there. I think I must have been there about 3 years. I left in 1898 and I received for my services the magnificent sum of £50 a year. I am sorry not to be more helpful.
Yours faithfully,
R. Vaughan Williams.

P.S. I was the world's worst organist.

The Rev. F.S. Bull,
St. Barnabas Vicarage,
Guildford Road, S.W.8.


Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/1, f.6
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This letter was copied and included in a letter to UVW in 1959, now in the British Library. The original letter was at County Hall with the church archives - possibly now at the London Metropolitan Archives?