"Queen's Medal" File

Scope and Content

Material relating to the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry which was presented to Nicholson at Buckingham Palace on 23 November 1977. /1-/12 consist of letters and telegrams of congratulation on the award, from correspondents who include "Monteith Fabers" [a telegram; presumably the name is an error for Charles Monteith of Fabers] (/2), novelist Richard Adams of the Isle of Man (/5), H.W. Nelson, Clerk of Millom Town Council (/6), writer and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg (/7), writer Janet Adam Smith (/8), and poets David W[right] (/10), Charles Causley (/11) and John Heath-Stubbs (/12). /13-/17 are press cuttings reporting on the award and the ceremony (/15-16 includes a picture of Nicholson showing the medal to Yvonne outside Buckingham Palace); and /18 is a manuscript list by Nicholson.

/4 and /5 include envelopes, from which the stamps have been removed.

Related Material

This material was bundled together by Nicholson in a large envelope. The following correspondents included here are also represented elsewhere in the archive: Charles Causley (NCN1/1/103 and 1/2/13/12); Janet Adam Smith (NCN1/1/133); Melvyn Bragg (NCN1/1/138, 1/2/2, 1/2/14/36 and 6/6); Charles Monteith (NCN1/1/151, 1/2/4, 1/2/14/34, 6/3 and 6/6); and John Heath-Stubbs (NCN1/1/175 and 13/35).