Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harry Farjeon

Letter No.: 
April 12 [1940]

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

Dear Mr Farjeon1

I venture to write to you about Daniel Jones (late Mendelssohn Scholar).
I heard he was in a bad way & had no work. So I wrote to him asking for his credentials. He sent me among other things a very excellent testimonial from you.
He seems a most gifted young man all round.
Do you think we can do anything for him?
He is, so I believe, at his last gasp financially.
Yrs sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams

1. English composer and professor of composition at the Royal Academy of Music. Daniel Jones had been his pupil for composition.
2. VW had written to Jones on 6 April to ask for his credentials; see VWL1394.


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Add MS 71700, f.57
Cobbe 337
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