Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maud Karpeles

Letter No.: 
[13 July 1939]

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

Dear Maud
I am going to risk getting my nose bitten off. But don't you think you ought to undertake the editorship of the Journal - & use all your knowledge & skill still for the F.S.?1
This wd have nothing to do with the general policy of the EFDS2 - it stands outside it & I hope always will as a relic of the old F.S.S.3 days
No one knows I am writing to you about this
Love from

1. The Folk Song Journal.
2. The English Folk Dance and Song Society
3. Folk-Song Society. The Folk-Song Society and the Folk Dance Society had merged in 1932.


Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/3/2, ff. 52-53
General notes: 

Date assumed, as Karpeles replied on 15 July 1939.