Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Trevelyan

Letter No.: 
VWL665
[April 1938]

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

Dear Bessy

Thankyou very much for your letter and for Bob's message - I am glad you thought the choir sang well - I thought taking the 3 days together they were better than usual.1
I enclose a small sum for the “Swoboda” fund.2 
It might be worth trying
Mrs Fleischl
Shabrook
Reigate Heath
Reigate

but please do not mention my name to her
Yrs
RVW


1. The three days of the Leith Hill Musical Festival.
2. Letters in the Trevelyan archive (at Trinity College Cambridge) from 1938 refer to a fund to secure the safety of the conductor and musicologist Henry Swoboda and his family, who fled from Prague in the face of German occupation. By February 1939 Swoboda was conducting the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

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Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
RCT 16.209

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus 1714/2/6, f. 140
Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
3904xb