Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Peter Montgomery

Letter No.: 
[September 1943]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Peter
I've already written a screed about Norman Hay & sent it direct to Birmingham - Time was too short to do anything else.
I wish I knew more about his work - but i wrote enthusiastically about what I did know.
I see much of your name in the Radio Times these days.
Did Jelly2 tell you how we did the Mendelssohn Concerto without rehearsal?
R Vaughan Williams

1. Edward Norman Hay was a music critic and composer from Northern Ireland. He died on 10 September 1943.
2. The violinist Jelly d'Aranyi.

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/6, f. 66
General notes: 

Date estimated from death of Norman Hay.