Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Geoffrey Corbett

Letter No.: 
31 May 1947

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

Dear Corbett

I hear from Gundry1 that you are unwise enough to want to come and hear my new symphony played through on the pianoforte by Michael Mullinar.2 Of course, I should be proud, and if "Jane Vowles"3 would come with you, I should be prouder still. The date is Thursday, 5th June, the place - Royal College of Music and the time - 11.30 and/or 2.30.

Yours sincerely

R Vaughan Williams

1. Inglis Gundry
2. Symphony no. 6, Catalogue of Works 1947/3. Similar invitations were sent to Cedric Glover, Herbert Howells and Gerald Finzi. R.O.Morris was also present. See VWL2181, VWL2182 and VWL4556.
3. Jane Vowles was a soprano and was married to the conductor Geoffrey Corbett. 

General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.
Offered for sale at Chiswick Auctions, October 2019, and then on ebay, 2019.