Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Master of the Worshipful Company of Musicians

Letter No.: 
July 13th [1934]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Sir1
I need hardly say how much I appreciate the honour done me my2 the Worshipful Company of Musicians in electing me to the honorary life fellowship under the Collard Foundation.
Not only is the honour a great one in itself but especially so following on so distinguished a holder of the fellowship.3
Yrs sincerely
R Vaughan Williams

1. The Master at this time was the baritone Robert Kennerley Rumford, who was married to Clara Butt.
2. sic.
3. The previous (first) holder of the fellowship had been Edward Elgar. VW was succeeded by Herbert Howells.


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This letter was kindly made available by the Worshipful Company of Musicians (wcom.org.uk).