Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Joan Western

Letter No.: 
VWL802
October 6 [1935]

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

Dear Mrs  Western

I think the Canterbury suggestion is very good except that I suppose it will not materialize till next summer by which time I hope the fund1 will be closed & operations at least in progress.2
I shall be very grateful if you will attend the BBC meeting.
As regards Miss Cohen I think if we can get the Tudor Singers it will be best and as I am their president they might be induced to come.3
As regards the Xmas magazine I suppose I must do what they want if I can think of anything - including a photograph.
I hope it is clear that some of the profits of this magazine will be definitely for our fund.  That must be stipulated before we contribute.
I return Captain Irving’s letter.4
Yours sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams


1.  Gustav Holst Memorial Fund.
2.  See VWL800.
3.  The Tudor Singers under their conductor Harry Stubbs regularly performed works by Holst and VW.
4.  See VWL800.

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/9, ff.46-47
General notes: 

In the hand of AVW, signed by VW. 

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
351006