Letter from Sir John B. McEwen to Frederick Lanchester

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Thanks Lanchester for letter of 19 June. It seems that McEwen had replied to Lanchester’s letter (LAN/1/10/10) and made the point: “Surely if history shows anything it is that the human ear has an inherent and necessary power of discrimination, but that given time and experience it will adjust itself to practically anything – else the harmonic sense would be universal instead of being confined to Western (?) Europeans of the last 700 or 800 years!” Encloses a small booklet on tempo rubato.