Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Sir Alexander Kaye Butterworth

Letter No.: 
Nov 21 [1936]

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

Dear Sir Alexander
I had occasion the other day to consult George's1 M.S folk song collection to answer a query by the EFDS.Do you not think it would be a good plan if these were lodged permanently in the E.F.D.S library? either as a gift or permanent loan?
If you agreed you would of course keep your control over them i.e. that they might not be printed without your consent. I spoke again to Allen3 about the Gramophone business and he said he would try and arrange a meeting
Yours sincerely
R Vaughan Williams

1. George Butterworth, the composer, whose manuscripts had been left to VW after Butterworth was killed in the war.
2. English Folk Dance Society
3. Hugh Allen, director of the Royal College of Music.

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