Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Dorothy Newton

Letter No.: 
VWL771
[October 1922]

13 Cheyne Walk
SW3

Dear Mrs Newton1

Nov 17th wd suit me all right
As to fee, as president of the society (if I am still - I can’t remember - or ex-president) I don’t want any - except my actual train fare.  As for Miss Longman - do you think you cd run to £5-5-0 for her - or what?
When I hear from you I will write to her
Yrs sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams


1. 'Newton' added in pencil in another hand. Dorothy Newton (later Burnaby) was Secretary (?) of the Cambridge branch of the English Folk Dance Society.
2. Possibly VW was to give a lecture to the Cambridge branch of the English Folk Dance Society, of which he was President, with piano examples played by Margaret Longman (see R.V.W.: a biography, p.105)

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 161, f.129
General notes: 

Letter presented to the British Library by Dr Percy Young.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
2210xb