Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Frank Howes

Letter No.: 
[Nov 1 1937]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White House,
Westcott Road,

Dear Howes
In the old days of the FSS1 when one of us wanted to appear clever he would have added "Mixolydian Influence" - I do not know whether it is worthwhile adding that now
Will you give me a final date for sending in the Somervell notice
R Vaughan Williams

1. Folk Song Society, later amalgamated with the English Folk Dance Society. Howes edited the Journal of the Folk Dance and Song Society.
2. VW's obituary for Arthur Somervell appeared in the December 1937 issue of the journal.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
Deposit 2009/21, Box 1

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/5, f. 146
General notes: 

Date from note added in pencil in another hand, and reference to the obituary for Somervell which was published in December 1937.