from Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958 to Finzi, Gerald, 1901-1956

Letter No. VWL3411

Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi

Letter No.: VWL3411

From R. Vaughan Williams,
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London, N.W.1.

May 31st 1956.

Dear Gerald,

On the advice of my accountant I have decided [to] use the money coming from my performing fees to endow a fund for the benefit of music and musicians to be administered by a special Committee under the general auspices of the Musicians Benevolent Fund.
I should be very grateful if you could consent to be a member of this Committee.
Arrangements are not yet finally completed, and may indeed take some further time. In the meanwhile I should be grateful if you would not mention the arrangement to anyone else.
I do not anticipate that the Committee would have to meet very often.

Ralph Vaughan Williams

1. This became the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust.