AFC 2004/004: MS 03.04.80
22a, Clifton Hill,
7th January 1954.
c/o Consejo Superior, de
My dear Friend,
I send you greetings and best wishes for 1954. I should have written long before, but the last year has been a period of extremely hard work and of endless difficulties, but perhaps I have written you before that my trip to the north was extremely successful with many very good recordings made in Leon Asturias Galicia and at last a brief visit to Yerba de Basa where I took down the strange music of flute and psaltery. Selections of this material have been broadcast with great success on the Third Programme of the B.B.C.
I have not forgotten that I still owed you a small sum in return for the work you did to help me transscribe [sic] the songs. I have lost your precise address and hope that this letter and Lloyds Bank in Madrid find you.
Let me know what you are doing. Have you ever obtained a good recording machine? Are you still interested in our doing a bit of work together in Southern Spain and Morocco?