Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Vally Lasker

Letter No.: 
[late 1930s?]

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

Dear Vally
Do let us try to avoid "secessions" if we can. I only became president on condition it was not as head of one of two rivals.1
What I am now saying to you nowis merely as your uncle & not as president - so you must not quote me
I would suggest your writing to the ctee telling of your invitation & asking leave to form a "second eleven" to go to Chichester - & undertaking not to poach on the "first eleven" - This as a preliminary to see what happens - This must come as your own idea not prompted by me
Love from
Uncle Ralph

1. It is not clear what the issue was. VW was President of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. 
2. sic. 

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/5, ff. 154-155
General notes: 

Date estimated; VW started using this headed notepaper in 1935.