Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Frank Howes

Letter No.: 
Sept 27 [about 1940?]

The White Gates

Dear Howes
The story is as follows:-
I was going out of Birmingham Town Hall after the 1st performance of Gerontius when I met Lady Stanford and she said, as far as I can remember "Is that not a fine work" - I can only presume that she would not have said this if Stanford who was also there had not already said it to her. You should also write to Howells and get a story from him of what Stanford said to him about the finale of the 1st part of Gerontius.1
Yours sincerely

R Vaughan Williams

1. "I hate the man but I'd give anything to have written that" added in another hand at foot of letter, presumably the comment alluded to here.

Location of original letter:

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

In the hand of AVW, signed by VW.