Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Arthur Boosey

Letter No.: 
August 2 [1940]

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

Dear Mr. Boosey
I have done nothing about the American copyright of "On Wenlock Edge".  I naturally imagined that when I assigned the copyright to you, you would, in your own interests, see to all such matters.
Yours sincerely
R Vaughan Williams

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1813/2/1/281/6
General notes: 

Written in response to a letter from Boosey & Hawkes about the American copyright which had elapsed.  On 18 November Boosey's wrote to say the copyright had indeed lapsed and suggested making some alterations to the text for a new edition in order to engage a new copyright statement.  VW replied (see VWL4982) suggesting that the copyright didn't matter so much unless the performing rights had also lapsed.