Correspondence between Benjamin Britten and various Award organisations

Scope and Content

A collection of correspondence between Britten and various award organisations. This includes his nomination for honours awarded by the Queen, such as his Companion of Honour and life peerage, as well as his awards for his contribution to music and arts. These awards show that Britten received both national and international recognition for his music.

In some cases, there is a correlating correspondence file for an organisation or one of their representatives, which has been noted in the related material.

Access Information


This material is made available under the standard conditions of the Britten-Pears Foundation. Readers will be required to produce proof of identity and to sign a Reader's Undertaking form.