[ Aldeburgh, Suffolk, the National School Infants' Department
Note: "After the 1870 Education Act all schools paid for by taxes were visited by inspectors. On their visits, the inspectors would read the school diary or log book to find out what had been happening. The book had to be 'stoutly bound' (strong) and have at least 500 pages. The headteacher had to write in it at least once a week, noting down information about daily school life, attendance, illness and any important events." 503 [five hundred and three]pp., 4to, with initial index pages (blank, one leaf detached, hf.lea.
Janet Leeper, writer on ballet [E. Martin Browne (1900-1980), English theatre director; Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), English composer; the Aldeburgh Festival]
On letterhead of 30 Bramham Gardens, [London] S.W.5. 15 January 1959.
4pp., 8vo. 102 lines of neatly and closely written text. With original envelope addressed by Leeper to 'E. Martin Browne Esq | 99 Claremont Avenue | New York 27 | U.S.A.' Leeper begins by expressing her pleasure that Browne is 'going to do the first American performance of Noye's Fludde', which she describes as 'a great work - big & simple & satisfying, & very moving'.
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), English composer [Hans Juda [Hans Peter Juda] (1904-1975), art collector, publisher of the magazine 'The Ambassador']
Britten's and Cullum's letters from The Red House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. The nine items dating from 1962, 1964 and 1965.
The nine items are in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Items One, Three and Four, from 1962, and stapled together, as are the other six items, dating from 1964-5. ONE: Autograph Letter Signed ('Benjamin Britten') from Britten to Juda. On letterhead of The Red House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. 25 July 1962. Responding to Item Three below, Britten thanks Juda for 'sending the magnificent book on Graham Sutherland', which Britten is 'very glad indeed to have'.