Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maud Karpeles

Letter No.: 
VWL4812
[September 1928]

The Old Barn
Holmbury St Mary
Dorking

Dear Maud
I am quite ashamed at myself not answering before. But I went away to Gloucester1 - & when I got back got immersed in a new Job - & now I see by your letter it's too late before we go away next week - we go for a week to Littlehampton - & then go for 2 months to a villa at Dorking!!!2 So you must come to us then if you will
- I want to hear about your adventures at Oldham3
Yrs 
RVW


1. For the Three Choirs Festival in early September 1928.
2. "Glorydene", St Paul's Road, Dorking.
3. Karpeles had been collecting folk tunes in Oldham. They are documented in her papers from February 1929 at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 171/2/3/1, ff. 86-87
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Date from context.

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Letter