Item 40 - Letter from Donald Tovey to R. C. Trevelyan

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Letter from Donald Tovey to R. C. Trevelyan


  • [Summer 1916?] (Creation)

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Bryn Eisteddfod, Clynnog Fawr, Near Carnavon. - Asks if Trevelyan is likely to be at the Shiffolds by Saturday; if so, he will come on Sunday. Has to go on via Ridgehurst on the 4th then up north for a fortnight, but it would be good for both him and the opera if he could also come to stay towards the end of September. Hopes [Richard Douglas] Denman will be able to help him convince [Sir John] Simon that it would be desirable to release [Willi] Strecker [from internment].

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Pencil annotations suggesting dates; '1916 or 17', 'Possibly Christmas 1917'; Grierson's biography of Tovey (1952) dates Tovey's appeal to Denman and Simon regarding Strecker to around the time of his first marriage, in April 1916.

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