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

Letter No.: 
October 9 [1931]

The White Gates,
White Gates,

Dear Sir1
I am obliged for your letter of the 7th.
I will be at the Café Royal to meet Mr Bax1 at 12 on Monday next - I notice that you only allow half an hour for Mr. Bax2 and myself to look at the testimonials, interview the candidates and discuss our report to the Committee - This seems to me to be quite inadequate. 
I have pleasure in accepting the kind invitation of Past Master C.L. Collard to lunch.3
Yours faithfully
R Vaughan Williams

1. The Master at this time was Ian Zachary Malcolm.
2. The composer Arnold Bax.
3. Collard was Master of the Worshipful Company of Musicians in 1915.

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In the hand of AVW, signed by VW. 
This letter was kindly made available by the Worshipful Company of Musicians (wcom.org.uk).