Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maud Karpeles

Letter No.: 

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

Dear Maud
(1) I wd not give too much cash - I shd think £5 each wd be plenty
(2) If we simply doled the money out & they & their wives live, say, 20 years, that wd [be] very near £15 a year
(3) So I favour an annuity - including the wives 
- we must try to bear up to £700 & make it a round sum of £20 a year & £25 a year each
- One point ought we not to equalize the annuities - i.e. give more to K...1  so that his annuity may work out the same?

Re your second letter

(1) I saw the first note and had it in my mind that I have the accomp - which I do not think will interfere with a correct rendering (if it does I will alter it)
(2) It is impossible within the limits of our present musical notation to give an exact notation
(3) So I should leave it as it is and add the footnotes

1. This name has not been identified.  It is not clear to what financial arrangements this letter refers.

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/3/1, ff. 154-155
General notes: 

Date estimated from context in file.