Letter from Clive Wigram to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Letter No.: 
17th. May, 1935.

Buckingham Palace

Private and Confidential.

Dear Dr. Vaughan Williams,

By command of the King I write to say that it would give His Majesty much pleasure to confer upon you the Order of Merit in the Birthday Honours Gazette, in recognition of the distinguished contribution which you made to music of our time.
I shall be much obliged if you will kindly let me know at your earliest conveni[e]nce1 whether this proposal is agreeable to you.
Yours sincerely,

Clive Wigram2

Dr. Vaughan Williams,
Mus. Doc., D. Mus.,
The White Gates,

1.  sic.
2.  Private Secretary to King George V. The letter is printed in RVW pp.206-207.

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