Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Miss Wadham

Letter No.: 
VWL4724
Tuesday [Spring 1937]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Miss Wadham
I am very sorry that an engagement in the country prevents my accepting the kind invitation of your committee1 for Thursday. Please convey my thanks to them, and if you have an opportunity tell Dr Strauss2 how much I regret not having the honour & pleasure of making his acquaintance,
Yrs sincerely
R Vaughan Williams


1. Of the Royal Philharmonic Society.
2. Richard Strauss, composer.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS RPS 369, f. 266
General notes: 

Date from context; see VWL4720. There was a concert on April 1st 1937 to celebrate the Coronation of George VI in May 1937; the concert included Strauss's Heldenleben and the newly commissioned Flourish for a coronation by VW. Presumably this is the event to which VW refers.

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Letter