Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Edward J. Dent

Letter No.: 
[Mid October 1931]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Dent

I’m sorry about your young man Glock1 - but I imagine he was hardly the kind of candidate the ctee had in view - meanwhile what about the Butterworth Trust? Of course it wd only be quite a small sum, if he got it, but it wd help. The trust has a meeting on Oct 29th - could you send me an account of Glock & I will send it or take it, if I can go, to the meeting.
There may of course be a feeling, which I to a certain extent share, against sending money abroad at this moment2 - but personally I think this is a justifiable case.
Could I know by the way, if and when I shall be wanted to examine at Cambridge again this year.3

R. Vaughan Williams

1. William Glock had been Organ Scholar at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, and was now studying the piano in Berlin under Artur Schnabel. See VWL964.
2. Possibly a reference to the economic Depression.
3. See VWL962. VW was to be an external examiner in Harmony.

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Dent Archive undated
Cobbe 203
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