Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Arthur Boosey

Letter No.: 
Oct 4 [1940]

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

Dear Mr. Boosey
I have been asked by the Home Office to form a committee to recommend for release interred musicians of "special distinction".
Do you think this applies to Kalmus & Roth?  If so it would help me much, to fulfil the Home Office requirements, if you could give me full particulars about them - especially their full names and reasons why, in your opinion, they should be released.  Apparently the reasons which weigh with the Home Office are "Special distinction".
Yours sincerely
R Vaughan Williams


Location of original letter:

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

Boosey replied on 7 October about Kalmus, Roth and Stein, and the difficulty of getting through government bureaucracy.