Bundle of letters

Scope and Content

Letters dating from 1984, relating to: the publication of a book of poems for children [The candy-floss tree by NCN, Gerda Mayer and Frank Flynn (Oxford University Press, 1984)], on which NCN comments; the making of an episode of The South Bank Show devoted to NCN [presented by Melvyn Bragg, produced by John Read and broadcast by London Weekend Television on 4 November 1984]; the possibility of the crew also filming a reading by NCN at Carlisle Cathedral and the unveiling of the "bronze head" [a copy of the bust of Nicholson sculpted by Joan Palmer and unveiled in Millom Library on 28 June]; NCN's receipt of an honorary D.Litt. from Lancaster University; the The London Magazine's publication of a poem by Matt Simpson written in honour of NCN's 70th birthday, along with an article on NCN's career; NCN's possible election as a Freeman of the Borough of Copeland; the planned presentation of a Festschrift to NCN [Between Comets: for Norman Nicholson at 70 (1984)]; autumn readings at Castle Head and Appleby (for the latter NCN stayed with poet David Wright and his wife); a reading at Millom School for Children's Book Week; and a visit to Dove Cottage where NCN was unexpectedly asked to make a televised presentation to their 75,000th visitor.

Conditions Governing Access

The envelopes which belong with letters /3-7 are closed to readers.