Correspondence between Anthony Wedgwood Benn (Tony Benn) and Benjamin Britten

Scope and Content

Typescript correspondence from Benn, of the House of Commons, London, and typescript copy letters from Britten and his secretary. Includes photocopies, general papers relating to Benn's 'Bristol Campaign' of 1961 (in which Benn fought a bye-election on the issue of whether he should be allowed to renounce his inherited peerage and remain in the House of Commons), and a list of supporters which includes Britten's name.

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