Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Sir Alexander Kaye Butterworth

Letter No.: 
VWL5136
22/11/21

13 Cheyne Walk S.W.3

Dear Sir Alexander
Have patience with us - I will really try to bring Allen1 + book on Wednesday - I don't like the idea of the Elwes fund2 myself - & have some ideas on the subject.
I had not seen about R.L.W.'s appointment3 - I am v. glad.
Yours sincerely
R Vaughan Williams


1. Hugh Allen, director of the Royal College of Music.
2. Gervase Elwes had been killed in a train accident. The 'Gervase Elwes Memorial Fund for Musicians' was later renamed the Musicians Benevolent Fund.
3. Ralph Lewis Wedgwood, VW's cousin, had been appointed General Manager of the North Eastern Railway on 1 January 1922. Later in the year, in October, he was appointed Chief Officer of the London and North Eastern Railway, which was formed in 1921 under the Railways Act and came into being in 1923.

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