Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Cecil Armstrong Gibbs

Letter No.: 
[January 1940?]

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

Dear Armstrong

Can you tell me anything about Aubrey Hickman1 who has written to me for advice - he refers to you as if you knew something about him (I don't mean that he offers your name as a reference - but simply mentions you). Is he worth encouraging and is there any chance of his getting a scholarship at Oxford as he hopes?


1. Hickman later founded Sempre: the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research. He was a viola player, composer and teacher, and involved in the International Society for Music Education. VW appears to acknowledge Gibbs' response in VWL1380.


Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
GB 1111 GBS

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/5, f. 114
General notes: 

Date speculative; Hickman would have been 18 in 1940 and possibly considering an application for an undergraduate place at Oxford. A reply must have been forthcoming; see VWL1380.

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