Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maud Karpeles

Letter No.: 
March 21st 1953

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

dictated: letter 2.1

Dear Maud,
Will this do? I fear if you want any more you must sing it yourself.2
One more point I should like to make. Can we do anything about the, to my mind, very unfair condemnation of Chappell on p.117, and especially that ridiculous remark of Baring Gould quoted on p118.3
Now, one more thing, p.28 there is a misprint in the quotation of my version of Miller of the Dee, the eleventh note and the twenty fifth note should be Bb not B. The tune is quoted correctly on page 116.

1. See the first letter written to Karpeles on this date, VWL4897.
2. VW was discussing the new edition of Sharp's English Folk Song: some conclusions which Karpeles was editing. VW was contributing the introduction.
3. William Chappell studied and published on the English folk song in the nineteenth century.


Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/3/2, f. 91
General notes: 

In the hand of UVW, signed by VW.