Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maud Karpeles

Letter No.: 
[June 1933]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Maud
I am horrified at the vulgarity of the enclosed leaflet - it is not even original
Who is responsible for it - not Inez I hope!1
If it is irrevocable the worst fears of all the F.S.S.2 die-hards will be realized

1.  Inez Jenkins, chair of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. The leaflet was designed as a popular leaflet giving the aims of the Society. Karpeles shared VW's sentiments in her reply, dated 1 July 1933 (MS Mus. 1714/2/3/1, ff. 126-127).
2. Folk-Song Society

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/3/1, f. 128
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Date assumed from date of response to the letter.