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Britten, Edward Benjamin, 1913 - 1976 (composer, conductor and pianist)

 Person

Dates and places

1913-1976

Sphere of activity

Composer, conductor and pianist

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

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Benjamin Britten and children in an open top car, 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/657
Scope and Contents

Benjamin Britten sitting in the driver's seat of an open top car, with six children from the cast of the first production of Let's Make an Opera, 1949. Taken from above and slightly to the left of the car bonnet, probably at Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Print, 19.2 x 14.4. (Sleeve 249)

Dates: 1949
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Benjamin Britten, E.M. Forster and others at tea, 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/653
Scope and Contents Interior of a room with a wood plank floor, large windows looking into a garden, curtains, pelmet and wooden furniture. Benjamin Britten is standing to the left, his back to the camera, Peter Pears is sitting on the window seat, facing the camera, Ronald Duncan is next to him, and E.M. Forster to the far right, is sitting in the corner of the window seat looking down. A table laid for tea is in the centre, in front of the window seat. Taken at Crag House, Aldeburgh. Print, 19.2 x 14.4....
Dates: 1949
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Benjamin Britten working on typescript, 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/663
Scope and Contents

Benjamin Britten wearing shorts and a short-sleeved shirt, sitting on a fabric-covered couch or divan, supporting himself on his left arm, his hand resting on a cushion, looking down at a typescript on his knees. He holds a pen in his right hand, raised to his chin. Probably taken at Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Print, 19.3 x 14.6. Inscribed on back, by EMF, 'Ben' and inscribed on back, by P.N. Furbank, 'Benjamin Britten'. (Sleeve 252)

Dates: 1949
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Correspondence between E.M. Forster and Benjamin Britten, 1944 - 1969

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/71
Scope and Contents

8 autograph letters, signed, (1 item reserved, replaced by censored photocopy) and 7 autograph postcards, signed, to E.M. Forster. 1951-69.
Photocopies of 55 autograph letters, signed, and 1 typed letter, signed, from E.M. Forster. 1944-67.
Photocopy of 1 autograph letter, signed, from Bob Buckingham, also signed by E.M. Forster. Undated.
To request this envelope, please use the following call mark: 18/Britten


Dates: 1944 - 1969
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Correspondence from Benjamin Britten to R.J. Buckingham, 1965-04-03 - 1967-05-24

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/82/77
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter, signed, and 1 autograph postcard, signed, from Benjamin Britten to R.J. Buckingham, with 2 envelopes.
To request this envelope, please use the following call mark: 18/Buckingham, B./77

Dates: 1965-04-03 - 1967-05-24
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Correspondence from E.M. Forster to May Buckingham: 1963-4, 1963 - 1964

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/81/17
Scope and Contents 38 autograph letters, signed, and 6 autograph postcards, signed, from E.M. Forster to May Buckingham.Enclosures:2 autograph postcards, signed, from Joe [Ackerley] to E.M. Forster. 13 and 15 Sept. 19631 autograph letter, signed, and 1 autograph postcard, signed, from Ben[jamin Britten] to E.M. Forster. 16 Sept. 1963 and [c. 16 Dec. 1964]1 autograph postcard, signed, from 'Drum and Rachel' to E.M. Forster. [p.m. 17 Sept. 1963]1 autograph letter, signed, from 'Hugh', 85...
Dates: 1963 - 1964
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Correspondence from E.M. Forster to R.J. Buckingham: 1948, 1948

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/82/29
Scope and Contents 34 autograph letters, signed, and 12 autograph postcards, signed, from E.M. Forster to R.J. Buckingham.Enclosures:1 autograph letter, signed, from Ben[jamin Britten] to E.M. Forster. 10 Aug. 19481 autograph letter, signed, from Margaret French to E.M. Forster. 8 Apr. 19481 autograph postcard, signed, from Christopher [Isherwood] and Bill [Caskey] to E.M. Forster. 12 Apr. 19481 autograph letter, signed, from Lydia [Keynes] to E.M. Forster. 19 July 19481 autograph...
Dates: 1948
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Correspondence from E.M. Forster to R.J. Buckingham: 1950, 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/82/33
Scope and Contents

21 autograph letters, signed, and 4 autograph postcards, signed, from E.M. Forster to R.J. Buckingham.
Enclosures:
1 autograph letter, signed, from Ben[jamin Britten] to E.M. Forster. 14 Dec. 1950
1 typed letter, signed, from Christopher [Isherwood] to E.M. Forster. 16 Jan. 1950
To request this envelope, please use the following call mark: 18/Buckingham, B./33



Dates: 1950
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Correspondence from E.M. Forster to R.J. Buckingham: 1953, 1953

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/82/39
Scope and Contents 33 autograph letters, signed, and 7 autograph postcards, signed, from E.M. Forster to R.J. Buckingham.Including:Autograph manuscript note on back of a typed letter, signed, from Ben[jamin Britten] to E.M. Forster. [p.m. 28 Oct. 1953]1 autograph letter, signed, on back of a typed letter, signed, from Gerald Hamilton to E.M. Forster. 5 Jan. 19531 typed letter, signed, from Ian Stephens to R.J. Buckingham. 2 June 1953Enclosures:1 autograph letter, signed, from Eric...
Dates: 1953
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Correspondence from E.M. Forster to R.J. Buckingham: 1959, 1959

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/82/51
Scope and Contents 32 autograph letters, signed, and 12 autograph postcards, signed, from E.M. Forster to R.J. Buckingham.Enclosures:1 autograph letter, signed, from Elsie Bambridge to E.M. Forster. 27 Aug. 19591 autograph letter, signed, from Ben[jamin Britten] to E.M. Forster. 29 Aug. 19591 autograph postcard, signed, from John Hale-White to E.M. Forster. [c. 12 May 1959]1 typed letter, signed, from 'Max' to E.M. Forster. 12 May 1959To request this envelope, please use the following...
Dates: 1959
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Correspondence from E.M. Forster to R.J. Buckingham: 1961, 1961

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/82/55
Scope and Contents 24 autograph letters, signed, and 7 autograph postcards, signed, from E.M. Forster to R.J. Buckingham.Including:1 autograph letter, signed, on the back of an autograph letter, signed from 'Bill, Babs, Richard, Caroline', Aldeburgh, to E.M. Forster. Undated.1 autograph letter signed and annotation by Joe Ackerley on back of an autograph letter, signed, from 'Richard' to E.M. Forster. Undated.Enclosures:1 autograph postcard, signed, from Joe [Ackerley] to E.M. Forster. 15...
Dates: 1961
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E.M. Forster and Benjamin Britten in field, 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/664
Scope and Contents

E.M. Forster and Benjamin Britten standing knee-high in grasses in a field. E.M. Forster is wearing a jacket, tie and cloth cap, Benjamin Britten is wearing a jacket and cross-striped tie. Both are looking down and to the right. Taken at Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Print, 19.5 x 14.1. Inscribed on back, by EMF, 'Self and Ben Britten / Aldeburgh'. (Sleeve 252)

Dates: 1949
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E.M. Forster, Benjamin Britten and others lounging in sunken garden, 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/654
Scope and Contents

Sunken garden with beach huts beyond a low brick wall with a gate. Peter Pears and Imogen Holst sitting in deckchairs on the left, E.M. Forster in a deckchair facing the camera, Benjamin Britten standing on the right looking down towards George Behrend, kneeling on the ground on his left. Tea tray and cups are laid out on the grass. Taken at Crag House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Print, 19.3 x 14.4. (Sleeve 247)

Dates: 1949
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E.M. Forster in Baptist Chapel, Aldeburgh, 1948 - 1948-06-07

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/649
Scope and Contents

E.M. Forster lecturing in the Baptist Chapel, Aldeburgh, with Benjamin Britten seated behind him and to the left, with Peter Pears on the far right, among the audience. Photograph taken from behind and above the audience. Taken at Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Print, 19.5 x 21.1. Inscribed on back, by E.M. Forster, 'Aldeburgh / Baptist Chapel / Ben on platform Peter far right'. (Sleeve 243)

Dates: 1948 - 1948-06-07
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Forster, Britten and Burrell in a fishing boat, 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/1025
Scope and Contents

Fishing boat at sea, looking towards the stern, with E.M. Forster sitting on the left, his arms crossed in front of him, profile to the right. A small boy wearing a knitted cap is at the tiller, looking to the right. Benjamin Britten sits beside him, looking to the right at Bill Burrell, who is wearing a white cap and is half-turned away from the camera. Taken off-shore near Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Print, 18.5 x 14.3. (Sleeve 446)

Dates: 1949
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Forster, Britten and Burrell in a fishing boat, 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/656
Scope and Contents

Closer view of the same scene as above. Fishing boat at sea, looking towards the stern, with E.M. Forster sitting on the left, his arms crossed in front of him, profile to the right. A small boy wearing a knitted cap is at the tiller, looking to the right. Benjamin Britten sits beside him, looking to the right at Bill Burrell, who is wearing a white cap and is half-turned away from the camera. Taken off-shore near Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Print, 18.5 x 14.3. (Sleeve 248)

Dates: 1949
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Letter from Benjamin Britten to JTS, 1950-02-23

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/JTS/2/25
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter signed.

Dates: 1950-02-23
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Letter from Benjamin Britten to May Buckingham, 1950-04-19

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/18/81/26
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter, signed, from Benjamin Britten to May Buckingham, with envelope.
To request this envelope, please use the following call mark: 18/Buckingham, M./26

Dates: 1950-04-19
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Letters from Benjamin Britten to Edward Dent, 1946-03-14 - 1951-12-18

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EJD/4/57
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The series comprises correspondence from individuals and companies, arranged alphabetically.

Dates: 1946-03-14 - 1951-12-18
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Letters from Benjamin Britten to GHWR, 1958 - 1969

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/GHWR/3/66
Scope and Contents

3 autograph letters signed and 2 autograph postcards signed.

Dates: 1958 - 1969
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Letters of condolence to Anne Barnes on the death of GRB, 1960-09 - 1960-10

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/GRB/2/1/12
Scope and Contents

The file includes letters from Noel Annan, John Betjeman, Benjamin Britten, Kenneth Clark, E. M. Forster, Hugh Gaitskell, Stanley Morison, Dennis Proctor, W. J. H. Sprott, R. H. Tawney and Leonard Woolf.

Dates: 1960-09 - 1960-10
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Letters to RNL from Benjamin Britten, 1973-09-28 - 1973-11-15

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/RNL/2/72
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series mostly contains letters addressed to Rosamond Lehmann. However, it includes a few letters sent to Alice Marie Lehmann, Beatrix Lehmann, John Lehmann, Wogan Philipps and Wellesley Tudor Pole. There is also a sequence of letters written by Rosamond Lehmann, which were either unsent drafts, returned to her by the recipient or their heirs, or given to the Archive Centre because they hold particular relevance to her life and writing (RNL/2/341). Letters from unidentified...
Dates: 1973-09-28 - 1973-11-15
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Some items contain sensitive personal information and are closed to researchers under the terms of the Data Protection Act (1998). A request to view these items must be made in writing to the Archivist who will discuss with the researcher the possibilities for obtaining the written permission of the author. A statement to this effect is given with each closed file.
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Pears, Forster and Britten in a fishing boat, 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/27/655
Scope and Contents Fishing boat at sea, looking towards the stern, with Peter Pears wearing a white pullover on the left, sitting on the side of the boat, profile to the right, laughing. E.M. Forster is beyond him, his right elbow on the side of the boat, also looking to the right. A small boy wearing a knitted cap is at the tiller, looking to the right. Benjamin Britten sits beside him, full face, and Bill Burrell wearing a white cap, profile to the left, is sitting on the side opposite E.M. Forster, the...
Dates: 1949
 Sub-Series

Stallybrass correspondence: main series, 1965 - 1978

 Sub-Series
Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF/33/1
Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains miscellaneous correspondence between Oliver Stallybrass and others, found in a large accordian folder indexed by the last name of Stallybrass' correspondent. It includes correspondence with: Sir Harold Acton, Noel Annan, W.H. Auden, Benjamin Britten, Bob Buckingham, Paul Cadmus, Christopher Isherwood, Bernard Levin, Sir Joseph Napier, Sonia Orwell, Bill Roerick, G.H.W. Rylands and Lionel Trilling.

Dates: 1965 - 1978
Conditions Governing Access: RESERVED items are held in a separate envelope, EMF/33/1/8.