Manuscripts of Britten's writings, including articles, programme notes, obituaries, tributes and drafts of speeches.
Diaries, including personal diaries 1928-Jun 1938, pocket appointment diaries 1945-1976 and office diaries 1961-1975.
Britten kept a full diary from 1928 to 1938 in which he vividly records his days at Gresham’s School and the Royal College of Music as well as his earliest years earning a living as a composer.
His pocket appointment diaries record his daily business and leisure activities. Passports, travel itineraries and work schedules provide further information on his movements.
Manuscripts of Britten's writings, include articles, programme notes, drafts of speeches and lectures.
Collection level description compiled by Judith Ratcliffe, Nov 2014.
Item level identifying, sorting and listing of items by Anne Surfling, 2012-13, transferred to CALM by Jude Brimmer, 2016.
Name, place and subject indexes to Britten's personal diaries, 1928-1938.
'Letters from a Life; selected letters and diaires of Benjamin Britten', Volumes 1 to 6, edited by Donald Mitchell, Philip Reed and Mervyn Cooke (Faber and Faber, London).
Journeying Boy: The diaries of the young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938, selected and edited by John Evans (Faber and Faber, London, 2009).
On Receiving the First Aspen Award: A Speech by Benjamin Britten (Faber, 1964).
'Britten on Music' edited by Paul Kildea, Oxford University Press, 2003: a compilation of Britten's articles, essays, speeches, and programme notes, and transcriptions of a number of radio interviews.