Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Rev. Greville Cooke

Letter No.: 
VWL734
[9th June 1935]

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

Dear Mr Greville Cooke

Of course I know your name well - please quote from my Wenlock Edge cycle - I suppose Boosey ought also to be consulted.
The only other Housman settings I have are 6 songs for voice & violin which the OUP are going to bring out sometime - but I don't know when.1 If you wd come and look at the M.S. Foss has it.
Yours sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams


1.  Along the Field  Catalogue of Works 1927/1. Although the final publication by Oxford University Press contained eight songs (and omitted a ninth ‘The Soldier’, previously thought to be destroyed but of which a copy has recently come to light and is now in the British Library) the manuscript referred to in the next sentence (now British Library Add. MS 50481) only contained six.

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Shelfmark of copy: 
Mus RP 4893
General notes: 

Cooke was, at this time, Vicar of Crossley, near Kettering.
Date from postmark.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
350609