Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Hubert Foss (OUP)

Letter No.: 
July 19th [1936]

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

Dear Foss

Many thanks for your letter about the P.K.  It seems impossible to make a financial success out of an opera.  It is very kind of Sir Humphrey Milford1 not to take up my friend’s guarantee.2
I am so sorry to hear of your illness. I do hope a good rest will put you right - we shall miss you badly.


1.  As Publisher, head of the publishing side of the Oxford University Press.
2.  OUP published The Poisoned Kiss; or, the Empress and the Necromancer in vocal score in 1936. Clearly they had been offered a guarantee against loss.

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