Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maud Karpeles

Letter No.: 
VWL4787
[mid-June 1925]

The Old Rectory
Wheatfield
Tetsworth
Oxon

My Dear Maud
Sorry to worry you again1
I have been asked to interest myself in this sale of old Barrett's (M. Post2) library - I see there is a D. master3 & some ballads. Do you think it wd be worth your while going & looking at them? - I wd take some of the ballads if not too expensive
Also Isidore Saville (violinist)4
     12 Sinclair Grove
     Golders Green
and Michael Mullinar pianist
    39 George Road
    Edgbaston
    Birmingham
have both said they wd like to play at the next summer school if poss:
Yrs sincerely
R Vaughan Williams


1. This follows VWL4788, sent from the same address; Karpeles replied to both letters on 22 June 1925.
2. The Morning Post. William A. Barrett was the music critic for the paper, and editor of the Monthly Musical Record and the Musical Times
3. Presumably Playford's Dancing Master
4. Possibly Isidore Schwiller

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/3/1, ff. 10-11
General notes: 

Date from letter in reply to this letter, in files at British Library.  The letter is sent from the home of AVW's sister, Cordelia Curle.

Format: 
Letter