Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Cedric Glover

Letter No.: 
June 10th 1956.

From R. Vaughan Williams,
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London, N.W.1.

Dear Cedric,

The other day Gerald1 made my flesh creep by an account he had had from you of the parlous state of the Purcell Society: and when I said I should like to help, he said that he wasn’t sure that it wasn’t too late already. This does not agree with the very optimistic typed report I have just received saying that Novellos have taken over and all is well - as far as I can make out.  If help is really wanted I should very much like to do my bit; a small sum now, and later on, in a few months time, I may be able to tap a fund which will enable me to give some more.2 But I AM NOT KEEN ON PUTTING MONEY INTO NOVELLO’S POCKET!
If I decide to send a cheque, will you tell me to whom I ought to send it?


1. Gerald Finzi.
2. The fund VW had in mind was probably the RVW Trust which he was in the process of  setting up.


Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1116, f.160

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/22, f. 69
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.

Cobbe 685
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