Correspondence between Benjamin Britten and Various Sponsors

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This file was orignially titled 'Patronage and Sponsorship N-Z'

Typescript letter of Britten's resignation of his Vice-Presidency to the Workers' Music Association.

Includes letter from Pamela Spofforth of the Pro Corda National Association for Young Chamber Music Players in 1977 to Rosamund Strode and Peter Pears, including a fundraising appeal booklet.

Also includes handwritten lists of Britten's sponsorships, with plans to resign and letters between Rosamund Strode and Isador Caplan.

Sponsorship correspondence is from:

The Oxford Unversity Theatre's Samuel Beckett Theatre Project, 1975, from Elizabeth Sweeting.

National Council for Civil Liberties newspaper 'Rights!' Nov 1976.

National Youth Orchestra, 1976, from Simon E. Allfree.

The Opera Players, 1975-1976, from Elisabeth Parry.

Koninklijk Heerlens Mannenkoor Pancratius, 1956-1973, including two booklets written in Dutch.

Peace Pledge Union, 1975, from Myrtle Solomon, including the annual report for 1974-1975 and a copy of the 1975 journal 'The Pacifist'.

Pestalozzi Children's Village Trust, 1974, from D.F. Hunt.

Pro Corda, 1970-1976, from Pamela Spofforth, including a typescript statement from the organisation in 1972.

Royal Academy of Music, 150th Anniversary Develpoment Appeal booklet with a progress report 1975.

Royal College of Music, 1976 from David Willcocks.

The Royal Society of Musicians in Great Britain, 1975 booklet with list of members.

Southend Boys Choir, 1976, from Mark Valencia.

Southwark Rehersal Hall Trust, 1975, from Terry Palmer.

Suffolk Preservation Society, 1975, from E. P. Arundell.

Suffolk Records Society, 1976, from W.R. Serjeant.

Suffolk Rural Music School, 1974, 29th annual report booklet.

St Michael's College, Tenbury, 1976, from Downes.

United Nations Association, 1975-1976 newsletters.

Rosamund Strode dealt with Britten's resignations and correspondence with sponsorships throughout the 1970's and after Britten's death. These letters may have been gathered together so that Strode could deal with resignation letters and correspondence. Further correpondence for some associations may also be found elsewhere in the BPF collections.

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