Guide to the papers of Edward White Benson (as filmed by AJCP)

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Collection Summary

Creator
Benson, Edward White, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1829-1896
Title
Correspondence of Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
1881 - 1892
Collection Number
M2762 - M2765
Extent
1067 items
Language of Materials
English
Repository
Australian Joint Copying Project
Sponsor
The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) online portal was created with the assistance of the Australian Public Service Modernisation Fund, 2017-2020. The National Library of Australia gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the other foundation AJCP partners, the State Library of New South Wales and The National Archives of the UK, and all other organisations which supported the work of the AJCP, the world's most extensive collaborative copying project, operating from 1948 to 1997.

Introduction

Scope and Contents

Official correspondence relating to dioceses in Australia, New Zealand, Melanesia and Hawaii.

Main correspondents include W.T.T. Webber, G.W. Kennion, A. Willis, D.F. Sandford, E.W. Benson, S. Thornton, H.H. Montgomery, W. Saumrez Smith, Alfred Barry, S.T. Nevill, Henry J.C. Harper, H.L. Jenner, J.R. Selwyn, M. Thomas, W.G. Cowie, A. Willis, S.E. Marsden, James Moorhouse, A.B. Suter, R.H. Codrington, H.W. Tucker and R.T. Davidson.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP may still be in copyright.

Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, from Lambeth Palace Library, London

For more information contact Lambeth Palace Library, London [hhttps://www.lambethpalacelibrary.org/content/publication]

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to Lambeth Palace Library, London and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Items from this collection should include references to the Lambeth Palace Library and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example:

Memoirs of Rev. Richard Johnson (29 pp), 16 April 1794, Papers of Archibishop John Moore, Lambeth Palace Library, London (AJCP ref: https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-836324883/findingaid#nla-obj-859140370).

Archival History

The Australian, New Zealand and Pacific documents in Volumes 1-113, 1883-1892 of his papers have been listed and filmed. Relevant documents from volumes 114-145, 1893-1896 have been listed only.

Material selectively filmed at Lambeth Palace Library, London, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1992 (AJCP Reels: M2762-M2765). Original microfilm digitised as part of the AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

Existence and Location of Originals

Lambeth Palace Library, Lambeth Palace Road, London.

For further information see Lambeth Palace Library Collections (http://www.lambethpalacelibrary.org/content/searchcollections).

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1539087] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Other material at Lambeth Palace Library has been filmed on M 1517-1534 Miscellaneous Collections Part I and II [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn730858]. Papers relating to John Moore, Archbishop of Canterbury were filmed on M 677 [https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-836324883/findingaid]. Further papers have been filmed on M2840-2841 in Miscellaneous Collections Part III [https://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1655564].

Finding-aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm..

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.

Pieces that were not filmed by the Australian Joint Copying Project have not been included in this Finding Aid

Advisory Notice

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this Finding Aid contains material and descriptive information which may be considered culturally sensitive and may cause distress, including names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased. This Finding Aid contains terms that reflect authors' views or those of the historical period, but which may not be considered appropriate today. While the information may not reflect current understanding, it is provided in an historical context.

Subjects

Anglican Church; Australia; Barry, Alfred, Bishop; Benson, Edward W., Archbishop; Canterbury, Archbishops of; Clergymen; Codrington, Robert H., Rev.; Cowie, W.G., Bishop; Davidson, Randall T., Archbishop; Harper, Henry J.C., Bishop; Jenner, H.L., Bishop; Kennion, G.W., Bishop; Marsden, Samuel E., Bishop; Montgomery, Sir Henry H., Bishop; Moorhouse, James, Bishop; Nevill, S.T., Bishop; New Zealand; Sandford, D.F.; Selwyn, John R., Bishop; Smith, W. Saumarez, Bishop; Suter, A.B., Bishop; Thomas, Mesac, Bishop; Thornton, S., Bishop; Tucker, H.W., Rev.; Webber, W.T.T., Bishop; Willis, A., Bishop

Bibliography

Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 33, p11.

Biographical / Historical

Bishop of Truro 1877-82, Archbishop of Canterbury 1882-96.

Edward White Benson (1829-1896), was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham and Trinity College Cambridge, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1852. He was appointed a Master at Rugby School in 1852 and ordained as Deacon in 1853. He was First Master of Wellington College, 1859-1872, and then Chancellor of Lincoln Minster in 1872. He was appointed Bishop of Truro in 1877 and formed a divinity school there. He was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 1882.

Item Descriptions

Series. Volume 1. Official Letters, Home, 1883

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St. Augustine's College (Canterbury). Rules and Regulations. (Printed) (File ff. 112-117)

St. Augustine's College (Canterbury). Cycle of Missionary Intercession (File ff. 118-133)

Includes Australia, New Zealand and Pacific. (Printed.)

Series. Volume 3. Official Letters, Home, 1883

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Scheme of State-Directed Emigration and Colonisation. (Printed) (File ff. 152-153)

J.F. Boyd, Honorary Secretary to the Central Emigration Association (London) to E.W. Benson, 7 April 1883 (File ff. 154-156)

Encloses printed circular (f. 156). Asks if Benson will join as Patron or otherwise.

Correspondence, June 1883 (File ff. 157-162)

Includes:

E.W. Benson (Lambeth) to J.F. Boyd. Scheme still in its infancy, declines to support it. [15 June 1883]. (Copy)

Walter B. Patron, Secretary, Central Emigration Society, to E.W. Benson\; encloses paper on emigration for approval; asks if his name may be added to the list. Endorsed with reply 'M.F.' declining to give name. [16 June 1883].

J.F. Boyd (Lambeth Palace) to Reverend R.T. Davidson. Lord Brabazon accepts Presidency of the League, favourable speech by Lord Derby enclosed (f. 163) [22 June 1883].

Cutting 'State-Directed migration', [n.d.] (File f. 163)

Bishop of Bedford (London) to the Dean of Windsor, 30 June 1883 (File ff. 164-165)

Supports scheme, although he may not do so as the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Correspondence, July 1883 (File ff. 166-169)

Includes:

The League for Promoting State-directed Emigration and Colonization (Printed with manuscript amendments)

Sophia Strongham, Female Middle Class Emigration Society (London) to E.W. Benson. 13 July 1883].

Female Middle Class Emigration Society. Rules. (Printed) (File ff. 170-171)

Female Middle Class Emigration Society. Extracts from New South Wales and New Zealand papers. (Printed) (File ff. 172-173)

J.F. Boyd, Association for Promoting State-Directed Emigration (London) to the Dean of Windsor, 28 July 1883 (File ff. 174-175)

Meeting of Association, requesting if the Archbishop will attend.

J.F. Boyd (London) to Reverend W.A. Moberley, 29 July 1883 (File ff. 176-177)

Meeting is on 10 Aug. Lists those attending.

J.F. Boyd, Association for Promoting State-Directed Emigration (London) to Reverend W.A. Moberley, 3 August 1883 (File ff. 178-179)

Encloses Bill and Resolution for Meeting.

State-Directed Emigration Society. A Public Meeting…, Friday August 10…(Printed) (File f. 180)

Resolutions. (Printed) (File f. 181)

Cuttings from The Morning Post and Daily Chronicle on the Meeting, 11 August 1883 (File ff. 182-183)

J.F. Boyd, Association for Promoting State-Directed Emigration and Colonization (London) to Reverend W.A. Moberley, 22 August 1883 (File ff. 184-185)

Encouraging reports on scheme. Encloses circular (f. 186-187); hopes the Archbishop will give his name.

Lord Brabazon, Association for Promoting State-Directed Emigration and Colonization (Westminster), 22 August 1883 (File f. 186)

Circular letter asking for support and for lists of working men willing to emigrate to Canada. (Printed)

Correspondence, August 1883 (File ff. 187-189)

Includes:

Circular giving objects of the Association and asking for funds.

Reverend W.A. Moberley (Addington) to J.F. Boyd; The Archbishop of Canterbury will not give official recognition to the experiment. [23 August 1883].

J.F. Boyd (Westminster) to Reverend W.A. Moberley (File ff. 190-191)

Hopes the Archbishop's hesitation will be removed.

The Colonies and India, including articles 'The Irish Land League Agents in Australia' and 'State-Directed Emigration.' (Printed), 17 August 1883 (File ff. 192-193)

J.F. Boyd (Westminster) to Reverend W.A. Moberley, 2 October 1883 (File ff. 194-195)

Difficulty in bringing about sympathy between the rich and working population.

J.F. Boyd to Reverend Montague Fowler (Addington). Telegram asking if he may publish letter, 6 October 1883 (File f. 196)

With copy reply on verso - not to publish.

Reverend Montague Fowler (Addington) to [J.F. Boyd], 7 October 1883 (File ff. 197-198)

The Archbishop had thought him discouraged, as if the whole of the working class was against his proposals - not the case. Post script 'Throwing down of the dangerous class barriers…' bears no resemblance to his words or sense of the sermon.

J.F. Boyd (Westminster) to Reverend Montague Fowler, 8 October 1883 (File ff. 199-200)

Will not publish without assurance. Believes the Irish Land League is paying those who oppose. Daily News proprietor believes in the scheme.

The Association for Promoting State-Directed Emigration and Colonization. Circular giving objectives; lists donations. (Printed) (File ff. 201-203)

Includes: Cuttings. Reports of Meetings at Stepney on State aided emigration.

Cutting 'An Irish Colony. Currie, Murray County, Minnesota.' (Printed), 17 October [1883] (File f. 204)

Typescript note: Charlotte G. O'Brien to Joseph Chamberlain. 'The Separation of the Sexes on Emigrant Vessels.' (Printed) (File f. 205)

Series. Volume 4. Official Letters, Home, 15 October 1883

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Bishop H.L. Jenner (Sandwich) to E.W. Benson, 15 October 1883 (File ff. 307-308)

Asks permission to confirm in his own Parish.

Series. Volume 5. Official Letters, Home, 23 February 1883 - 19 March 1883

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E.P. Thesiger (House of Lords) to Davidson, 23 February 1883 (File f. 332)

No objections to Archbishop's letter.

E.P. Thesiger (House of Lords) to Benson, 12 March 1883 (File ff. 364-365)

W.T.T. Webber has rejected the living of Maidstone.

E.P. Thesiger (House of Lords) to Davidson, 19 March 1883 (File ff. 372-373)

Webber has written he can accept Maidstone.

Series. Volume 7. Official Letters, Home, 4 January 1883 - November 1883

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N. Dawes (London) to Benson, 5 July 1883 (File ff. 38-39)

Regarding suspension of Reverend F. Robinson.

Correspondence, 1883 (File ff. 40-49)

Includes:

Davidson (Lambeth Palace) to Dawes re Robinson. [6 July 1883] (Copy)

N. Dawes (London) to Davidson; regarding Robinson officiating in Parish of St. Mary Charterhouse. [9 July 1883]

H.W. Yeatman Biggs (Wiltshire) to Walter; regarding activities of Robinson at a school in Sydenham. [10 July 1883]

N. Dawes (London) to Benson that Robinson has behaved satisfactorily. [23 October 1883]

N. Dawes (London) to Benson re Robinson, 4 January 1884 (File ff. 63-64)

J.R. Selwyn, Bishop of Melanesia (Norfolk Island) to E.W. Benson, 14 August 1883 (File ff. 208-210)

Lack of affinity to Canterbury felt by members of the Church of England in remote places like his own See.

E.W. Benson to J.R. Selwyn, 25 October 1883 (File ff. 211-212)

Something ought to be done about re-establishing bonds between the English and Colonial Churches.

Letters and papers on a Central Agency for Foreign Missions, 5 February 1883 - November 1883 (File ff. 359-406)

Correspondents include: Bishop of Carlisle; Philip S. Gregory (London); Bishop of Durham; Society for Propagation of the Gospel; J.G. Hubbard (London).

Series. Volume 8. Official Letters, Home, 4 December 1883

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Henry W. Tucker, Secretary of Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (London) to E.W. Benson, 4 December 1883 (File ff. 390-391)

Weaver, Clerk of Colonial Bishoprics Fund has been caught embezzling funds.

Series. Volume 9. Official Letters, Foreign, 9 May 1883 - July 1883

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H.J.C. Harper, Bishop of Christchurch (Christchurch) to E.W. Benson, 9 May 1883 (File ff. 178-179)

Congratulations on behalf of New Zealand Province on being made Archbishop of Canterbury.

Although described individually, this letter was originally microfilmed with a page from another letter. The last page of the letter described can be found at the beginning of nla.obj-1064092531.

The Bishops of New Zealand to E.W. Benson, [n.d.] (File ff. 180-181)

Copy of resolution passed at Meeting of General Synod congratulating him on his election to Canterbury See. Signed by Dr Harper.

E.W. Benson to H.J.C. Harper. Thanks for congratulations, July 1883 (File ff. 182-183)

Series. Volume 10. Official Letters, Foreign, 1882 - 5 November 1883

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Representatives of the Australian General Synod (Sydney) to E.W. Benson, 3 March 1883 (File ff. 376-377)

Requests action on the election of a Bishop of Sydney to succeed the late F. Barker.

The Australian General Synod; Correspondence, 1883 (File ff. 378-381)

Includes:

Appendix A to f. 378. General Synod: Session 1881, Determination 1. Signed by Bishop M. Hale as President. (Printed)

Appendix B to f. 378. Ordinance to provide for the appointment of Bishops to the See of Sydney.

Appendix D to f. 378. Conference of (i) Bishops of Australia and Tasmania, (ii) Bishops of the Province of New South Wales, (iii) the Committee of the Synod of the Diocese of Sydney. List of names of Bishops present.

Appendix E and F, 1883 (File ff. 382-383)

Includes:

Appendix E to f. 378. Copy of the Resolutions passed at the Meeting of the Bishops of Australia and Tasmania… at Sydney 1883. Signed by M. Hale as Senior Bishop.

Appendix F to f. 378. Report of select committee on the income of the See (of Sydney). (Printed)

Appendix G to f. 378. Report on progress of the Diocese of Sydney, Joseph Cooke and Co. (Sydney). (Printed), [1883] (File f. 384)

Chart, Ecclesiastical statistics for the Diocese of Sydney for the year ending Easter. (Printed), 1882 (File ff. 385-386)

William Walsham How, Bishop of Bedford (London), to E.W. Benson, 27 April 1883 (File ff. 387-388)

Recommends J.F. Kitto, Rector of Stepney to the vacant See of Sydney.

Correspondence, June 1883 (File ff. 389-392)

Includes:

Francis Hales, Archdeacon of Launceston (Launceston, Tasmania) to E.W. Benson; difficulties of electing a new Bishop of Sydney. [19 June 1883]

M.B. Hale, Bishop of Brisbane (Brisbane) to E.W. Benson; problems of choosing a new Bishop of Sydney. [22 June 1883]

Draft letters, 1883 (File ff. 393-395)

Includes:

Draft of statement [by E.W. Benson]. Reverend Alfred Barry has been elected new Bishop of Sydney. [n.d.]

Draft letter by E.W. Benson. Legal aspects of the Bishopric of Sydney. [3 August 1883]

John B. Lee, Secretary to the Province of Canterbury (Westminster) to (unknown), 4 August 1883 (File ff. 396-397)

Legal aspects of Sydney Bishopric.

John B. Lee, Secretary to the Province of Canterbury (Westminster) to E.W. Benson, 8 August 1883 (File ff. 398-399)

Legal aspects of electing a new Bishop of Sydney.

John B. Lee, Secretary to the Province of Canterbury (Westminster) to E.W. Benson, 21 August 1883 (File ff. 400-401)

Legal problems associated with appointment of Canon Barry as Bishop of Sydney.

Reverend Alfred Barry D.D. Accepts office of Bishop of Sydney, August 1883 (File ff. 402-403)

Correspondence, August 1883 (File ff. 404-409)

Includes:

A. Barry, King's College (London) to E.W. Benson; accepts the Sydney Bishopric. [21 August 1883]

Draft letter from E.W. Benson. Acknowledges congratulations on his choice of A. Barry as Bishop of Sydney. [23 August 1883]

John B. Lee, Secretary to Province of Canterbury (Westminster) to Reverend W.A. Moberley; satisfaction at A. Barry's appointment as Bishop of Sydney. [27 August 1883]

Henry James and Farrer Herschell, Royal Courts of Justice to E.W. Benson, 23 August 1883 (File f. 410)

Correct action taken in appointing A. Barry Bishop of Sydney.

Correspondence, October 1883 (File ff. 411-414)

Includes:

John F. Mackarness, Bishop of Oxford (Oxford) to E.W. Benson; questions delay in consecration of A. Barry. [6 October 1883]

John B. Lee, Secretary to Province of Canterbury (Wales) to M. Fowler (Lambeth); election of Barry to See of Sydney. [11 October 1883]

Draft of letter E.W. Benson to John Lee, [n.d.] (File f. 415)

Influence of the English Bishops on the Sydney election.

Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and Bishops of Durham, Rochester and Liverpool, to members of the Australian Bishop's Conference held in March 1883, 1 August 1883 (File f. 416)

Formal recommendation of Alfred Barry as the new Bishop of Sydney.

Alfred Barry, Kings College (London) to members of the Australian Bishops' Conference, 24 August 1883 (File f. 417)

Accepts post of Bishop of Sydney.

E.W. Benson to M.B, Hale, Bishop of Brisbane, 31 August 1883 (File f. 418)

Notifies transmission of f. 416-417.

Correspondence, September 1883 - October 1883 (File ff. 419-424)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to M.B. Hale, Bishop of Brisbane; acknowledges notification that A. Barry has been appointed Bishop of Sydney. [12 October 1883]

(Two letters). Lucius Arthur, Presbyterian of Lichfield to E.W. Benson; alleges heretical beliefs on part of A. Barry. (Printed). [13, 17 September 1883].

Lucius Arthur to E.W. Benson. Explains f. 423-424. (Printed), 5 November 1883 (File f. 425)

Series. Volume 11. Official Letters, Foreign, 18 December 1882 - 25 June 1883

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C.H. Bromby, Bishop of Tasmania (England) to E.W. Benson, 18 December 1882 - 30 December 1882 (File ff. 25-27)

Offers resignation.

Includes:

John B. Lee, Secretary to Province of Canterbury (Westminster) to Bishop Bromby; resignation now in his hands. [18 December 1882]

D.F. Sandford (Edinburgh) to R.T. Davidson (Lambeth), 8 January 1883 (File ff. 28-33)

Vacant See in Tasmania.

Includes:

D.F. Sandford (Edinburgh) to R.T. Davidson (Lambeth); nomination as next Bishop of Tasmania.

D.F. Sandford (Edinburgh) to R.T. Davidson, 20 January 1883 - 22 February 1883 (File ff. 34-41)

Legal problems involved in his possible appointment as Bishop of Tasmania.

Includes:

D.F. Sandford (Edinburgh) to R.T. Davidson. Bishopric of Tasmania. [22 February 1883]

D.F. Sandford (Edinburgh) to R.T. Davidson, 1 March 1883 (File ff. 42-43)

J. Lee has sorted out most of his legal problems about Tasmania.

Archdeacon F. Hales (Launceston) to E.W. Benson, 2 March 188[3] (File ff. 44-47)

Objects to Sandford's proposed appointment as Bishop of Tasmania.

Includes:

Extract of letter C.H. Bromby, Bishop of Tasmania to F. Hales, Archdeacon (Launceston). [20 January 1883]

Correspondence. Includes articles from The Argus and The Mercury, 1883 (File ff. 48-53)

Includes:

Archdeacon F. Hales (Launceston) to C.H. Bromby; events in Tasmania since his resignation. [2 March 1883]

D.F. Sandford (Edinburgh) to R.T. Davidson (Lambeth); concern at colonial reaction to his proposed appointment as Bishop of Tasmania. [2 March 1883]

The Argus (Melbourne) and The Mercury (Hobart). Copy of extracts from articles drawing attention to certain procedural irregularities in the appointment of a new Bishop of Tasmania. [2 January 1883]

D.F. Sandford (Edinburgh) to R.T. Davidson; considering renouncing his claim to See of Tasmania. [7 March 1883]

D.F. Sandford (Edinburgh) to R.T. Davidson. See of Tasmania, (Monday in Holy Week) 1883 (File ff. 55-58)

Includes: D.F. Sandford (Edinburgh) to R.T. Davidson; encloses extract from a Tasmanian Act. [10 April 1883]

Tasmania. Parliament. An Act to enable the Bishop, Clergy and Laity of the United Church of England and Ireland in Tasmania to regulate the affairs of the said Church (File ff. 59-60)

E.W. Benson (Lambeth) to D.F. Sandford (Edinburgh). Details for his consecration, 14 April 1883 (File ff. 61-64)

Includes: D.F. Sandford (Edinburgh) to R.T. Davidson. Encloses letter from Bishop Bromby. [17 April 1883]

C.H. Bromby, Bishop of Tasmania (London) to D.F. Sandford. See of Tasmania, 16 April 1883 (File ff. 65-66)

D.F. Sandford (Edinburgh) to E.W. Benson. Arrangements for his consecration, 18 April 1883 (File ff. 67-70)

Includes: Montague Fowler, Chaplain (Lambeth) to F. Hales (Launceston); irregularities in the election of the new Bishop of Tasmania. [21 April 1883]

C.H. Bromby, Bishop of Tasmania (London) to E.W. Benson. See of Tasmania, 3 May 1883 (File ff. 71-72)

D.F. Sandford, Bishop of Tasmania (Sandwich, Kent) to E.W. Benson, 25 June 1883 (File ff. 73-74)

His status as Bishop of Tasmania.

Secretary of the Tasmanian Diocesan Synod (Hobart) to E.W. Benson, 22 January 1884 (File ff. 75-76)

Forwards extract of proceedings of latest session.

Series. Volume 12. Official Letters, Home, 16 August 1884

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H. Cowie (Lynton) to Benson, 16 August 1884 (File ff. 236-237)

Recommends his brother, Bishop of Auckland, to the vacant office of Chaplain-General.

Series. Volume 13. Official Letters, Home, 22 March 1884 - 23 April 1884

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Lord Brabazon (London) to E.W. Benson, 22 March 1884 (File ff. 209-210)

Sends papers explaining aims, etc… of the National Association for Promoting State-Directed Emigration.

National Association for Promoting State-Directed Emigration and Colonization (File ff. 211-212)

Circular on aims, listing Patrons, Committee and Council members. (Printed)

National Association for Promoting State-Directed Emigration and Colonization; Correspondence; Memorandum, 1884 (File ff. 213-220)

Includes:

National Association for Promoting State-Directed Emigration and Colonization; Conference at Mansion House… Invitation and list of delegates. (Printed). [23 April 1884]

E.W. Benson to Lord Brabazon; acknowledges papers and invitation to Conference. (Copy). [28 March 1884]

Lord Brabazon (London) to E.W. Benson; asks permission for his name to be associated with the aims of the Association. [29 March 1884]

E.W. Benson to Lord Brabazon; encloses draft statement supporting the aims of his Emigration Association which may be used in public. [31 March 1884]

Memorandum on previous associations between Archbishops (of Canterbury) and emigration bodies. Signed M.F. [Montague Fowler, Chaplain] [n.d.]

Series. Volume 14. Official Letters, Home, 22 February 1884 - 6 March 1884

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Bishop H.L. Jenner (Sandwich) to E.W. Benson, 22 February 1884 (File ff. 380-383)

Has held confirmation service. Wants to go out temporarily as Bishop to Natal.

Note on Bishop Jenner and Natal, [n.d.] (File ff. 384-387)

Includes:

Reverend R.T. Davidson. Note on reply to be written to Jenner. [28 February 1884]

Bishop H.L. Jenner (Sandwich) to E.W. Benson. Reminder about Natal. [6 March 1884]

Series. Volume 17. Official Letters, Home, 28 July 1884 - 20 October 1884

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Correspondence, August 1884 (File ff. 233-239)

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Reverend R.H. Codrington, Melanesian Mission (England) to M. Fowler, Chaplain (Lambeth); asks for positive arrangements to be made for the ordination of T.P. Thorman. [2 August 1884]

Richard L. Allnutt (Ramsgate) to E.W. Benson; recommends T.P. Thorman for ordination. [9 August 1884]

R.H. Codrington, Melanesian Mission (England) to [M. Fowler]; bishop of Exeter has offered to ordain T.P. Thorman. [15 August 1884]

T. Pelham Thorman to M. Fowler; asks him to use influence with Benson in order to be ordained for Pitcairn Island. [6 March 1884]

Correspondence, 28 July 1884 - 23 August 1884 (File ff. 240-247)

Includes:

F. Temple, Bishop of Exeter to T. Pelham Thorman; advises to put his case before the Bishop of London. [28 July 1884]

R.H. Codrington to T. Pelham Thorman. Possibility of his ordination. [14 August 1884]

R.H. Codrington to M. Fowler; The Bishop of Exeter has now decided against ordaining for the Colonies. [22 August 1884]

Richard Hoare, St. Michael's (Croydon) to E.W. Benson. T.P. Thorman. [23 August 1884]

Correspondence, September 1884 (File ff. 248-254)

Includes:

Bishop of Exeter (Exeter) to E.W. Benson; suitability of T.P. Thorman for appointment in Pitcairn Island. [September 1884]

R.H. Codrington to M. Fowler; Authority of J.R. Selwyn's brother to act as his commissary in England in choosing a new Chaplain for Pitcairn Island. [23 September 1884]

Reverend J. Selwyn [brother of J.R. Selwyn, Bishop of Melanesia] (Shropshire) to M. Fowler; has no formal authorization from his brother to act as his commissary. [23 September 1884]

Rough notes on the ordination of T.P. Thorman, probably written by M. Fowler. [n.d.]

Correspondence, 3 October 1884 - 11 October 1884 (File ff. 255-261)

Includes:

R.H. Codrington to M. Fowler; steps to be taken in getting authority for Reverend J. Selwyn from his brother the Bishop of Melanesia. [3 October 1884]

R.H. Codrington to M. Fowler. Examinations to be taken by T.P. Thorman. [8 October 1884]

R.H. Codrington to M. Fowler. Thorman's examination. [11 October 1884]

Bishop of Exeter (Exeter) to E.W. Benson. Thorman's examination. [11 October 1884]

T.P. Thorman to M. Fowler, 11 October 1884 (File ff. 262-263)

Does not think he could take the Lambeth examination.

Letter to M. Fowler, Chaplain (Lambeth), 12 October 1884 (File ff. 264-266)

T.P. Thorman's candidature for Holy Orders.

Includes: T.P. Thorman to M. Fowler; draft concerning the examination he was to take. [13 October 1884]

T.P. Thorman to M. Fowler, 14 October 1884 (File ff. 267-268)

Has given up the idea of going to Pitcairn Island.

T.P. Thorman to M. Fowler, 20 October 1884 (File f. 269)

Will not be going to Pitcairn Island.

Series. Volume 18. Official Letters, Home W., Foreign A-C, 8 July 1884

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I. Ashley Cooper (Richmond) to E.W. Benson, 8 July 1884 (File ff. 434-435)

Asks position of Bishop Kennion (South Australia) and how Colonial Bishops ought to be addressed.

Series. Volume 19. Official Letters, Foreign, 1 January 1883 - January 1885

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Mesac Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn (Goulburn) to E.W. Benson, 7 February 1884 (File ff. 124-127)

Agrees to nominate Reverend Sydney Linton as Bishop of Riverina.

Includes: E.W. Benson to M. Thomas; consecration of the new Bishop of Riverina. [26 June 1884]

W.H. Grove, Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (London) to E.W. Benson, 23 August 1884 (File ff. 128-131)

Possibility of Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge grant to the Goulburn Cathedral.

M. Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn (Goulburn) to Reverend R.T. Davidson (Lambeth), 1 January 1883 (File ff.454-457)

Diocese of Riverina.

Includes: J. Jackson, Bishop of London to R.T. Davidson; M. Thomas' query about Riverina. [22 March 1883]

William Thomson, Archbishop of York (York) to John Jackson, Bishop of London, 20 March 1883 (File f. 458)

Recommends Reverend J. MacCormick, Hull to Colonial Bishopric, probably Riverina.

Correspondence, 16 June 1883 - 10 September 1883 (File ff. 459-466)

Includes:

M. Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn (Goulburn) to E.W. Benson; his role in the election of a Bishop of Riverina. [16 June 1883]

J.Jackson, Bishop of London (London) to E.W. Benson; advice from C. Coans (Oxford) concerning the Riverina Bishopric. [6 September 1883]

C. Coans, Pembroke College (Oxford) to J. Jackson, Bishop of London; recommends Reverend Charasse as Bishop of Riverina. [5 September 1883]

J. Jackson, Bishop of London (London) to E.W. Benson. Riverina Bishopric. [10 September 1883]

J. Jackson, Bishop of London (London) to E.W. Benson, 18 September 1883 (File f. 467)

Asks if anything has happened about his recommendation of Chavasse as Bishop of Riverina.

J. Jackson, Bishop of London (London) to E.W. Benson, 19 October 1883 (File ff. 468-469)

Encloses Chavasse's reply to offer of Riverina Bishopric.

E.W. Benson to J. Jackson, 22 October 1883 (File ff. 470-473)

Fitness of Chavasse for the Riverina Bishopric.

Includes: J. Jackson, Bishop of London (London) to E.W. Benson. Riverina Bishopric. [25 October 1883]

Correspondence, 6 November 1883 - 24 December 1883 (File ff. 474-480)

Includes:

J. Jackson, Bishop of London (London) to E.W. Benson; suitability of the Reverend S. Linton for the Riverina Bishopric. [6 November 1883]

J. Jackson, Bishop of London (London) to E.W. Benson; consideration of the possibility of S. Linton being elected Bishop of Riverina. [7 December 1883]

J. Jackson, Bishop of London (London) to E.W. Benson; arrangements for sending S. Linton to New South Wales. [13 December 1883]

J. Jackson , Bishop of London (London) to E.W. Benson; election of S. Linton to Riverina Bishopric. [24 December 1883]

3 letters from S. Linton to E.W. Benson, 31 December 1883 - 11 January 1884 (File ff. 481-485)

Includes:

S. Linton (Norwich) to E.W. Benson; arrangements for his consecration and departure for New South Wales. [31 December 1883]

S. Linton (Norwich) to E.W. Benson; asks for loan of map of his future Diocese. [9 January 1884]

S. Linton to E.W. Benson; arrangements for his consecration. [11 January 1884]

John Lee (Westminster) to M. Fowler, 28 January 1884 (File ff. 487-488)

Asks for legal documents on Riverina Diocese.

John Lee (Westminster) to R.T. Davidson, Dean of Windsor, 31 January 1884 (File ff. 489-491)

Asks for papers on the constitution of the Diocese of Riverina.

Includes: John Lee (Westminster) to M. Fowler. Riverina Diocese. [31 January 1884]

E.W. Benson to Reverend S. Linton (Norwich), 14 March 1884 (File ff. 492 - 493)

Difficulties affecting his consecration.

Correspondence, 16 March 1884 - 1 April 1884 (File ff. 494-498)

Includes:

S. Linton (Norwich) to E.W. Benson; would like to be consecrated in St. Paul's in spite of the Bishop of Melbourne's objections. [16 March 1884

J. Jackson, Bishop of London (London) to E.W. Benson; Bishop Perry's objections to attending a consecration at St. Paul's. [29 March 1884]

S. Linton (Norwich) to E.W. Benson; asks about final arrangements for his consecration. [1 April 1884]

Correspondence, 4 April 1884 - 18 November 1884 (File ff. 500-505)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to M. Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn; forthcoming consecration of S. Linton as Bishop of Riverina. [4 April 1884]

J. Jackson, Bishop of London (London) to E.W. Benson; problem concerning S. Linton's status as Bishop of Riverina. [2 August 1884]

E.W. Benson to J. Jackson. Draft reply to above letter. [n.d.]

S. Linton, Bishop of Riverina (Oxford) to E.W. Benson; minor problems he expects to face as Bishop of Riverina. [18 November 1884]

S. Linton (Oxford) to E.W. Benson, 14 January 1885 (File ff. 506-509)

Says goodbye before leaving England.

Includes: Diocese of Riverina. History and prospectus issued by S. Linton in his campaign to solicit funds for the Diocese by encouraging people to become members of Riverina Diocese Association. (Printed)

Diocese of Riverina Association for Prayer and Help. (Printed) (File ff. 510-512)

Includes: The Riverina Diocese Fund. Statement of accounts. (Printed)

Series. Volume 20. Official Letters, Foreign, Home, 23 August 1884

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William M. Cowper, Dean of Sydney (Sydney) to E.W. Benson. Resolution passed at Sydney Diocesan Meeting, 23 August 1884 (File ff. 14-15)

Thanking the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and the Bishops of Durham, Rochester and Liverpool for their assistance in choosing a new Bishop of Sydney.

Series. Volume 31. Official Letters, Foreign, 22 October 1884 - 12 November 1885

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Correspondence, 22 October 1884 - 28 October 1884 (File ff. 98-108)

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Letter recommending Reverend A.L.B. Piele to succeed M.B. Hale as Bishop of Brisbane. [22 October 1884]

Letter to E.W. Benson; suitability of A.L.B. Piele for Brisbane Bishopric. [27 October 1884]

A.L.B. Piele to [Shatly?]; thanks for recommending him for the Queensland Bishopric. [25 October 1884]

Bishop of Lincoln (Lincoln) to E.W. Benson; suitability of A.L.B. Piele for a Colonial Bishopric. [28 October 1884]

Correspondence, 28 October 1884 - 31 October 1884 (File ff. 110-117)

Includes:

Bishop of Lincoln (Lincoln) to E.W. Benson; adds to his previous letter f. 106-108. [29 October 1884]

E.W. Benson (Lambeth) to the Precentor of Lincoln; laments the low standard of candidates for Bishoprics. [28 October 1884]]

Bishop of Lincoln (Lincoln) to E.W. Benson; suggests several other candidates for the Bishopric of Brisbane. [31 October 1884]

F.T. McDougall (Winchester), former Bishop of Labuan and Sarawak, to E.W. Benson; Brisbane Bishopric. [30 October 1884]]

E.W. Benson to M.B. Hale, retiring Bishop of Brisbane (Croydon), 31 October 1884 (File ff. 118-120)

Asks advice on choosing a new Bishop of Brisbane.

Includes: Representative of the Administration of the Diocese of Brisbane, to E.W. Benson; telegram, the Bishop's stipend has been raised to £1,250 per annum. [7 November 1884]

John M. Browne (Brisbane) to E.W. Benson, 18 November 1884 (File ff. 121-122)

A strong and able man is needed as Bishop of Brisbane. Encloses two cuttings.

Henry W. Tucker, Secretary, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to M. Fowler, Chaplain (Lambeth), 1 December 1884 (File f. 123)

Encloses letter from [unknown] Clode.

Correspondence, 1 December 1884 - 22 January 1885 (File ff. 124-129)

Includes:

Clode to H.W. Tucker; legal aspects of choosing a new Bishop of Brisbane. [1 December 1884]

M. Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn (Goulburn) to E.W. Benson; importance of the See of Brisbane. [2 December 1884]

M.B. Hale, Bishop of Brisbane (Brisbane) to E.W. Benson; trouble in the Brisbane Diocesan Council. [22 January 1885]

C.R. Moorson (Leeds) to E.W. Benson, 22 October 1884 (File ff. 130-131)

Recommends W. Mason Fenn as Bishop of Brisbane.

W. Boyd, Arncliffe Vicarage (Skipton-on-Craven, Yorkshire) to E.W. Benson, 4 November 1884 (File ff. 132-133)

Recommends M. Fenn as Bishop of Brisbane.

Frederick Watkins (York) to W. Boyd. Reverend M. Fenn, 1 November 1884 (File ff. 134-135)

W.W. Kirby (Burnley) to W. Boyd. Reverend M. Fenn, 1 November 1884 (File ff. 136-138)

Includes: John Mason (Worsborough Dale, Barnsley) to W. Boyd; recommends Reverend M. Fenn. [29 October 1884]

Correspondence, 3 November 1884 - 5 December 1884 (File ff. 139-143)

Includes:

John L. Brereton (Barnsley) to W. Boyd. Reverend M. Fenn. [3 November 1884]

William Thomson, Archbishop of York (York) to E.W. Benson; possibility of the Reverend M. Fenn accepting a Colonial Bishopric. [5 December 1884]

W. Mason Fenn, (Tankersley Rectory, Barnsley) to E.W. Benson; encloses his correspondence with the Archbishop of York. [5 December 1884]

W.M. Fenn (Barnsley) to William Thomson, Archbishop of York, 4 December 1884 (File ff. 144-145)

Responsibility of a Bishopric may be too much for him.

W.M. Fenn (Barnsley) to E.W. Benson, 5 January 1885 (File ff. 146-151)

The Queensland Bishopric.

Includes: W.M. Fenn (Barnsley) to E.W. Benson; for reasons of health he has decided to refuse the Brisbane Bishopric. [3 January 1885]

W. Thornhill-Webber, St. John's Clergy House (London) to E.W. Benson, 6 February 1885 (File ff. 152-153)

Acknowledges offer of the Brisbane See.

3 letters from W. Thornhill-Webber (London) to E.W. Benson, 13 February 1885 - 7 March 1885 (File ff. 154-161)

Includes:

W. Thornhill-Webber (London) to E.W. Benson; discusses the Brisbane Bishopric. [13 February 1885]

W. Thornhill-Webber (London) to E.W. Benson; informally accepts Brisbane See. [19 February 1885]

W. Thornhill-Webber (London) to E.W. Benson; explains a question about his conduct while at Maidstone, Kent. [7 March 1885]

Note signed J.B.L. [John B. Lee? or J.B. Lightfoot?], 13 March 1885 (File f. 162)

Accompanies letter below from Thornhill-Webber.

W. Thornhill-Webber (London) to J.B. Lee (Westminster), 13 March 1885 (File ff. 163-164)

Procedures to be followed in announcing his appointment to the press.

Letters to E.W. Benson. Reports on events in Bruges, in particular the activities of H.L. Jenner, former Bishop of Dunedin, 25 June 1885 (File ff.329-332)

Includes: E.W. Benson to H.L. Jenner (Bruges); asks for an explanation of a confirmation held in Bruges in March 1885. [27 July 1885]

Correspondence between John Jackson, E.W Benson and H.L. Jenner, 2 November 1885 - 5 November 1885 (File ff. 337-341)

Includes:

John Jackson, Bishop of London (London) to E.W. Benson; traditionally he holds jurisdiction over the Bishops outside England. [2 November 1885]

E.W. Benson to H.L. Jenner (Bruges); sends Jackson's letter, agrees with its contents. [2 November 1885]

H.L Jenner (Bruges) to E.W. Benson; not convinced of the Canonical basis for the Bishop of London's foreign jurisdiction; he has done nothing wrong. [5 November 1885]

W.D. Fanshaw, Chaplain (Fulham) to M. Fowler, Chaplain (Lambeth), 12 November 1885 (File f. 342)

Returns the Benson-Jenner letter.

Series. Volume 32. Official Letters, Foreign, 1884 - 15 October 1885

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D.F. Sandford, Bishop of Tasmania (Hobart) to Benson, 1 January 1885 (File ff. 93-94)

Sending reports on events in the Diocese.

D.F. Sandford, Bishop of Tasmania (Hobart) to E.W. Benson, 31 December 1884 (File ff. 95-96)

Recent events in the Diocese.

Memorandum on the Diocese of Tasmania signed by D.F. Sandford, [n.d.] (File ff. 97-99)

Includes: Report on the select committee on the Cathedral appointed at the last Session of the Synod, Hobart, The Mercury. (Printed). [1884]

Tasmania. Diocesan Synod. Bill to consolidate and amend the laws concerning the Cathedral. (Printed) (File ff. 100-101)

D.F. Sandford, Bishop of Tasmania (Hobart) to E.W. Benson, 15 October 1885 (File ff. 102-105)

Report on Diocesan affairs.

Includes: Christ's College (Hobart). Prospectus, list of staff, facilities, fees, etc.

Series. Volume 33. Official Letters, Home, 27 May 1886

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William Saumarez Smith (St. Aidan's College, Birkenhead) to Reverend Montague Fowler, 27 May 1886 (File ff. 6-7)

Regarding the colour of St. Aiden's hood.

Series. Volume 34. Official Letters, Home, 20 December 1881 - 5 January 1887

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Lord Barazon to E.W. Benson, 28 December 1886 (File ff. 115-116)

Hopes he will consent to become a Patron of the National Association for Promoting State-Directed Colonization.

National Association for State-Directed Colonization. Circular on work of Association and Appeal for Funds. (Printed) (File ff. 117-118)

Includes: E.W. Benson to Lord Brabazon; declines to give his name at present. (Copy). [5 January 1887]

E.W. Benson on Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, 25 February 1885 (File ff. 203-206)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to 'My Reverend Brethren and Brethren of the Laity'; Emigration from Britain, Chaplains and agents provided. Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge ready to give help. (copy) [25 February 1885]

Draft of f.203-204.

[E.W. Benson]. Note on Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge and emigration societies.

Extract from Colonists' Handbook, No. 2 Queensland… 'The Church and Emigration', circular letter from A.C. Tait, Archibishop of Canterbury. (Printed), 20 December 1881 (File f. 208)

Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (London). Circular letters on desirability of providing emigrants with letters of introduction. (Printed), Feb. 1885; [n.d.] (File ff. 209-210)

List of Chaplains and Correspondence from Reverend W. Panckridge, 3 March 1885 - 13 March 1885 (File ff. 211-217)

Includes:

S.P.C.K. List of Chaplains in connection with the Emigration Committee of the S.P.C.K. at Home and Abroad to whom emigrants may be commended. (printed)

Reverend W. Panckridge (London) to E.W. Benson; has consulted with the Dean of Windsor on population and emigration figures. [3 March 1885]

Reverend W. Panckridge (London) to Reverend M. Fowler; alteration in emigration figures taken from the Board of Trade. [12 March 1885]

Reverend W. Panckridge (London) to M. Fowler; has received proof corrected by the Archbishop. Asks for a few words from the Archbishops for their Church restoration work (f.218). [13 March 1885]

W.M. Nichols (Aberystwyth) to E.W. Benson, 20 May 1885 (File ff. 219-220)

Includes extract from a letter of his son's in New Zealand.

William Law, National Church Club (London) to E.W. Benson, 4 February 1886 (File ff. 221-227)

Is it possible to organise a Church Emigration Fund, and training for Colonial life.

Includes:

Reverend W. Panckridge (London) to Reverend M. Fowler; best to refer Mr Law, who has a grievance, to Reverend Bridges in Liverpool. [21 February 1886]

William Law (Beddington) to E.W. Benson, 13 March 1886 (File ff. 228-233)

Has reply from Reverend Bridger on emigration. Asks if the Archbishop could place himself at the head of a committee to assist the Clergy in organising emigration and in training children of the workhouses in practical agriculture and mechanics.

Includes:

Reverend W. Panckridge, Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (London) to E.W. Benson; will be glad to answer questions from Mr Law. [16 March 1883]

Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge issues handbook on emigration for the Colonies. Meeting in King's College on emigration; Clergy can help materially.

Reverend W. Panckridge (London) to Reverend M. Fowler, 16 March 1886 (File ff. 234-238)

Encloses and comments on f. 230-233.

Includes:

W. Law (Croydon) to E.W. Benson; thanks for W. Panckridge's letter. Acknowledges efforts of Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge. [21 March 1886]

William Langham, Police Constable (Bramcote, Nottinghamshire) to E.W. Benson, 28 June 1886 (File ff. 239-242)

Has son who wants to emigrate to New Zealand.

Includes:

Walter B. Patron (Temple) to Reverend M. Fowler; passage to Queensland cheaper than New Zealand or Western Australia under conditions of Western Australian Land Co. Should apply to one of Emigration Societies. [8 July 1886]

Leaflet on New Zealand, issued by the Agent General for New Zealand. (Printed), January 1886 (File ff. 243-244)

Walter B. Patron, Honourary Secretary, Central Emigration Society, July 1886 (File f. 245)

Circular letter on willingness to send a lecturer.

Walter B. Patron (Temple) to Reverend M. Fowler, 26 July 1886 (File ff. 246-249)

Demand for labour in Victoria at present; no assisted passages.

Includes:

Lord Brabazon (Chertsey) to E.W. Benson; sends letter and asks for his signature. [December 1886]

E.W. Benson to Lord Brabazon, 22 December 1886 (File f. 250)

Returns letter with suggestions. (Copy)

Series. Volume 37. Official Letters, Home, 1886 - 8 March 1887

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Letters of Commendation from Edward G. Allen, Honourary Secretary, Holy Trinity Church (Port Chalmers, Dunedin) and S.T. Nevill, Bishop of Dunedin, 21 January 1886 - 8 February 1886 (File ff. 162-163)

Reverend F.C. Platts granted leave to visit England to raise funds (Printed).

Reverend F.C. Platts (Oxford) to E.W. Benson, 14 September 1886 (File ff. 164-165)

Appeal for funds for Port Chalmers.

Letters on Appeal, including extract from letter of Archibishop Benson, 1886 - 1887 (File ff. 166-167)

(Printed with manuscript notes)

Reverend M. Fowler, Chaplain to Reverend F.C. Platts, 28 February 1887 (File ff. 168-171)

He should not have published extract from the Archbishop's letter, to stop the circulation.

Includes:

Reverend F.C. Platts (Sheffield) to Reverend M. Fowler; regrets misconception in publishing letter. [8 March 1887]

Correspondence, 11 October 1886 - 21 October 1886 (File ff. 416-419)

Includes:

Reverend Arthur Robins to Lord Arthur Sommerset; extract of letter asking for his influence in appointment as Bishop of Newcastle, New South Wales. [n.d.]

Sir Francis Knollys (Ballater, Scotland) to E.W. Benson; Prince of Wales believes Reverend Arthur Robins fitted for the post. [11 October 1886]

E.W. Benson to Sir Francis Knollys; recommendation of the Prince of Wales will command respectful consideration. Does not suppose he will be personally concerned in appointment of the new Bishop of Newcastle. (Copy). [21 October 1886]

Series. Volume 38. Official Letters, Home, 8 February 1883 - 5 December 1886

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W.H. Grove, Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (London) to E.W. Benson, July 1886 (File ff. 164-165)

Committee has employed Reverend J. Bridger to make the work of the Society more generally known. Encloses draft letter for approval and signature.

Draft circular letter for signature of E.W. Benson. Mr Bridger's emigration work, July 1886 (File f. 166)

E.W. Benson to W.H. Grove, 20 July 1886 (File ff. 168-169)

Glad to learn of Bridger's appointment. (Copy)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to W.H. Grove; Sends proposed letter. (Copy) [20 July 1886]

Henry W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (Westminster) to E.W. Benson, 9 April 1886 (File f. 170)

Question of paying missionary Bishops on leave whose income is provided wholly by the Society. Encloses report.

Report of Sub-Committee, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel on payment of stipends to missionary Bishops on leave [incomplete] (File ff. 171-172)

Includes:

Report of Sub-Committee, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel on payment of stipends to missionary Bishops on leave. Complete copy of f. 171

(Cyclostyle)

Correspondence, 15 April 1886 - 5 December 1886 (File ff. 173-180)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to H.W. Tucker; shall agree with decisions of Committees on whether stipend should be paid. (copy) [15 April 1886]

Henry W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (Westminster) to E.W. Benson; understanding between missionary Bishops and Society for the Propagation of the Gospel on income. [24 April 1886]

Reverend M. Fowler, Chaplain to H.W. Tucker; if understanding is not infringed, then the Archbishop concurs with Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. [28 April 1886]

Henry W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to E.W. Benson; committee accepts suggestion, encloses amended report. [30 April 1886]

Amended report on Episcopal missionary incomes (Cyclostyle)

Hubert Laurence (Lewisham) to E.W. Benson; special mission should be used and developed for Society's general work abroad. [5 December 1886]

Reasons why Evangelicals should not support the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (printed), 8 February 1883 (File ff. 183-186)

Series. Volume 40. Official Letters, Foreign, 24 June 1880 - 20 January 1887

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S. Thornton, Bishop of Ballarat (Ballarat) to E.W. Benson. Sends the following Acts of the Diocesan Church Assembly, 28 May 1886 (File ff. 78-86)

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An Act to repeal the Appointment of Ministers Act no. 7/1877 (printed) (Item)
An Act to further amend the Sustentation Fund Act. no. 2/1883 (printed) (Item)
An Act to amend the Superannuation Fund Act no. 2/1883 (printed) (Item)
Resolution with regard to annuities (printed) (Item)

(Printed)

An Act to constitute a diocesan body to promote work and religious education in the diocese. (Printed) (Item)

Includes: An Act to amend the Church Assembly Act no. 1/1877 (printed)

An Act to amend the Clergy Endowment Fund Act no. 3/1883 (printed) (Item)

(Printed)

F.K. Carven-Campbell, Administrator of the Diocese of Bathurst (Sydney) to E.W. Benson, 1 May 1886 (File ff. 87-90)

Election of a successor to the Bishop of Bathurst.

'A Canon to provide for the appointment of a Bishop for the Diocese of Bathurst in the Colony of New South Wales' (printed) (File f. 91)

R. Knowling (Lambeth) to F.K.C. Campbell (Bathurst), 24 June 1866 (File ff. 92-93)

Arrangements for filling Bathurst vacancy.

Correspondence, 1 October 1886 - 8 November 1886 (File ff. 94-102)

Includes:

S.E. Marsden, retiring Bishop of Bathurst (England) to E.W.Benson; J.W. Goodwyn (Sheffield) has been nominated by a Bishops Committee as the next Bishop of Bathurst. [1 October 1886]

M. Fowler (Lambeth) to S.E. Marsden; acknowledges and approves nomination of J.W. Goodwyn to Bathurst See. [27 October 1886]

Bishop S.E. Marsden to E.W. Benson; asks if Dr Vaughan could preach a sermon at Goodwyn's consecration. [30 October 1886]

Bishop S.E. Marsden to E.W. Benson; arrangements for consecration of J.W. Goodwyn. [5 November 1886]

Bishop S.E. Marsden to E.W. Benson; J.W. Goodwyn's consecration. [8 November 1886]

Harry W. Lee (Westminster). Memorandum on documentary requirements for consecration of J.W. Goodwyn, 10 November 1886 (File f. 103)

Harry W. Lee (Westminster) to M. Fowler, Chaplain (Lambeth), 17 January 1887 (File ff. 104-105)

Asks if it is true that J.W. Goodwyn no longer wants the Bathurst See.

William Thomson, Archbishop of York to E.W. Benson, 18 January 1887 (File f. 106)

J.W. Goodwyn has decided against going to Bathurst and is to marry his (Thomson's) daughter instead.

Bishop S.E. Marsden to E.W. Benson, 20 January 1887 (File f. 107)

Financial difficulties in the Diocese of Bathurst.

S.T. Nevill, Bishop of Dunedin (Dunedin) to E.W. Benson, 12 July 1886 (File ff. 133-136)

Deed for obtaining funds for missionary work in his Province which now includes Fiji, Friendly Islands, etc.

Correspondence, 12 August 1886 - 2 October 1886 (File ff. 137-152)

Includes:

S.T. Nevill, Bishop of Dunedin (Dunedin) to E.W. Benson; has applied to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel for a grant to assist in the establishment of a school in Apia, Samoa. [12 August 1886]

Reverend R. Algernon Kerkham (Dunedin) to E.W. Benson; work of John Bell as Schoolmaster at Apia, the need for the establishment of a Fiji Bishopric. [17 August 1886]

John Bell, Schoolmaster (Apia) to R. Algernon Kerkham (Dunedin). Affairs in Samoa. [21 April 1886]

John Bell (Apia) to R. Algernon Kerkham; London Missionary Society has unjustly sacked him as Schoolmaster. Asks Kerkham to inform the Bishop (Nevill). [14 July 1886]

Henry W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (London) to E.W. Benson; chances of a grant to Samoa are not bright. [2 October 1886]

Draft memorandum on possibility of Society for the Propagation of the Gospel grant to Samoa. [n.d.]

Correspondence, 18 June 1884 - 13 August 1884 (File ff. 271-275)

Includes:

M. Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn to E.W. Benson. Need for a Fiji Bishopric. [18 June 1884]

Henry W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to E.W. Benson; society for the Propagation of the Gospel's work in and plans for Fiji. [13 August 1884]

Notes on Fiji Bishopric proposals; probably written by or for E.W. Benson.

J. Jackson, Bishop of London to E.W. Benson. Proposed Fiji Bishopric, 16 August 1884 (File ff. 276-277)

J. Jackson, Bishop of London to E.W. Benson, 22 August 1884 (File ff. 278-279)

Work a Bishop of Fiji would be required to perform.

W.H.D. Howe, Church of England Committee (Suva) to G.R. Le Hunte, Government House (Suva), 7 November 1883 (File ff. 282-283)

Need for an Anglican Clergyman at Suva.

E.W. Benson. Notes on the proposed Fiji Bishopric, 10 October 1884 (File f. 284)

Correspondence, 11 October 1884 - 24 October 1884 (File ff. 285-287)

Includes:

Henry W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to E.W. Benson. Fiji endowment. [11 October 1884]

E.W. Benson to the Honourable John Campbell (New South Wales); difficulties facing the Fiji endowment. [13 October 1884]

Henry W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to E.W. Benson; J. Campbell's offer of £10,000 for Fiji Bishopric. [24 October 1884]

Correspondence, 4 November 1884 - 13 December 1884 (File ff. 289-294)

Includes:

Quarterly Mission Leaf of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, Fiji. (Printed) [November 1884]

M. Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn, to E.W. Benson; difficulties which arose respecting J. Campbell's property in Fiji. [2 December 1884]

Hon. John Campbell (Goulburn), to M. Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn; fall in value of much of his Fiji property. [27 November 1884]

Captain Barrack, John Campbell's agent in Fiji, to John Campbell; extract from letter reporting fall in value of some of his properties. [4 November 1884]

W.H. Grove, Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (London), to E.W. Benson; Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge has allocated £1,000 to establish a Fiji Bishopric. [13 December 1884]

Hon. John Campbell (Goulburn), to E.W. Benson, 5 July 1885 (File f. 296)

Fall in his fortunes.

Percy William Bunting (Temple) to E.W. Benson, 5 January 1885 (File ff. 298-301)

Does not see the need for a Fiji Bishopric.

E.W. Benson to P.W. Bunting, 15 January 1885 (File ff. 302-303)

There is a need for a Fiji Bishopric.

Includes:

David Hill (Manchester), to E.W. Benson; accuses the Church of England of cashing in on the hard work the Methodists have done in Fiji. [26 January 1885]

The Methodist Recorder. Cutting of article, 'A Bishopric for Fiji?', [n.d.] (File f. 304)

Perry William Bunting to E.W. Benson, 28 January 1885 (File ff. 305-307)

Proposed Fiji Bishopric.

Includes:

E.W. Benson to P.W. Bunting (Temple); reprimand for making public his letter of 15 January (f.302). See f. 302 for copy of original letter. [31 January 1885]

W.H. Grove, Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (London) to E.W. Benson, 3 February 1885 (File ff. 308-313)

Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge's £1,000 may be withheld unless Campbell's £10,000 is forthcoming.

Includes:

F.R.C. Hutton (Northampton) to E.W. Benson; in his opinion, based on four months experience there, the establishment of a Fiji Bishopric would be a waste of money. [3 February 1885]

The Irish Christian Advocate. Cutting 'An Anglican Bishop for Fiji?', 13 February 1885 (File ff. 314-317)

Includes: M. Fowler, Chaplain (Lambeth) to W.H. Grove; acknowledges Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge's decision to withhold Fiji grant. [9 February 1885]

William Thomson, Archbishop of York to E.W. Benson, 6 February 1885 (File ff. 318)

Encloses letter from the Colonial Secretary for Fiji, in the light of which he suggests the decision to establish a Fiji Bishopric may have been misguided.

John B. Thurston, Colonial Secretary for Fiji to the Archbishop of York, 6 February 1885 (File ff. 320-322)

Methodists have complete charge of Fiji and a Bishopric there would not be justified.

Includes:

Henry W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to E.W. Benson; sends papers on Fiji. [22 May 1885]

Correspondence, 24 June 188-; 19, 31 May 1880 (File ff. 323-329)

Includes:

J.R. Selwyn, Bishop of Melanesia (Melanesia) to H.W. Tucker (two letters), and to Frederick Langham, Chairman, Wesleyan Mission, Fiji; the Church in Fiji. [24 June 188-]

J.R. Selwyn, Bishop of Melanesia, to E.W. Benson; proposed Fiji Bishopric. [23 May 1885]

William Floyd (Dublin), to E.W. Benson; what he considers to be salient facts about the population of Fiji. [31 May 1885]

J.R. Selwyn, Bishop of Melanesia, to E.W. Benson, 15 May 1885 (File ff. 331-336)

Bad relations with the Methodists caused by proposals to appoint a Bishop of Fiji.

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Frederick Langham, Chairman, Wesleyan Mission (Fiji) to E.W. Benson; resentment at his willingness to "build upon another man's foundation". [19 March 1885]

F. Langham to E.W. Benson, February 1885 (File ff. 337-338)

Objections to the establishment of a Fiji Bishopric. (Printed)

E.W. Benson to F. Langham, 21 May 1885 (File ff. 339-342)

Plans to appoint a Bishop of Fiji have been called off.

Fiji Times. Cutting of William Floyd's report to his congregation on his trip to England, 5 September 1885 (File ff. 343-345)

E.W. Benson to H.J.C. Harper, Bishop of Christchurch. Continuation of New Zealand's jurisdiction over Fiji. (draft), 21 November 1885 (File ff. 346-349)

Includes: J.R. Selwyn, Bishop of Melanesia (Norfolk Island) to E.W. Benson; abandonment of plans for a Fiji Bishopric. [23 November 1885]

M. Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn to E.W. Benson, 17 April 1886 (File ff. 350-352)

J. Campbell has died and left money from proceeds of his Fiji property towards establishment of a Fiji Bishopric.

Includes:

R. Knowling (Lambeth) to M. Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn. Acknowledges letter. [15 June 1886]

John B. Gribble to E.W. Benson, 24 September 1886 (File ff. 353-356)

Has been victimised in the Diocese of Perth for work among the Australian Aboriginals.

M. Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn to E.W. Benson. Reference for J.N. Gribble. (Copy), 13 September 1886 (File ff. 357-359)

Includes: H.H. Parry, Bishop of Perth to E.W. Benson; J.B. Gribble has been justly treated in having his licence removed. [9 November 1886]

'Dark deeds in a sunny land' and explanatory letter from H.H. Parry, Bishop of Perth to the Editor of the Australian Times and Anglo-New Zealander. (Reprinted), 27 August 1886 (File f. 360)

Alfred Willis, Bishop of Honolulu (Hawaii) to E.W. Benson, 4 June 1886 (File ff. 376-383)

Death of Queen Emma and the subsequent increased difficulty from evangelical competition from the Catholic Church in Hawaii.

E.W. Benson to A. Willis, Bishop of Honolulu, 24 July 1886 (File ff. 384-385)

Unable to get the Hawaiian endowment increased.

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Charge against the Bishop of Honolulu, [n.d.] (File ff. 1-2)

Alexander Mackintosh, Priest of St. Andrews Cathedral (Honolulu) to E.W. Benson, 22 February 1886 (File f. 3)

Has received copy of complaint which goes from his Bishop. Will inform fully on conditions of the Church.

Theo. W. Davies (Honolulu) to Reverend Alexander Mackintosh, 19 February 1886 (File ff. 4-5)

Surprise and regret at the Bishop's rebuke of Mackintosh in the Advertiser.

Correspondence, 11 March 1886 - 30 March 1886 (File ff. 6-14)

Includes:

Reverend Alexander Mackintosh (Honolulu) to E.W. Benson; letter of complaint forwarded by the Bishop of Honolulu. He has been 17 years in the Mission. Dispute arose while he was in England and on return asked to be mediator. Encloses letter from Treasurer explaining the case. [11 March 1886]

Bishop T.N. Staley, Croxall Vicarage (Lichfield) to E.W. Benson; could give particulars of his old Diocese. [25 March 1885]

Reverend M. Fowler (Lambeth) to H.W. Lee; sends papers on Honolulu. Bishop Staley has offered to see the Archbishop; asks Lee to come and the Vicar General if necessary. With note 'H.W.L.' 29 March 1886, waiting on information from Mackintosh. [26 March 1886]

H.W. Lee. Note that Bishop Staley is put off. [n.d.]

Bishop T.N. Staley (St. James) to [unknown]; has correspondence on which appeal to the Archbishop is based. Failed to discover any charges made against the Bishop affecting his honour. [30 March 1886]

Reverend Robert Dunn (Frome, Somerset) to E.W. Benson, 3 May 1886 (File ff. 15-18)

Knows Theo. Davies of Honolulu and will gladly give information.

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Reverend Edmund Ibbotson (Walthamstow) to E.W. Benson; he was missionary in Honolulu, knew Davies and understands his religious views; sympathises with the Bishop. [7 May 1886]

Henry W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to [Fowler?], 21 May 1886 (File f. 19)

Has received documents from Honolulu. Committee feel they have no jurisdiction; Bishop and Mackintosh appointed by the Society.

Bishop of Southwell (House of Lords) to E.W. Benson, 28 May 1886 (File ff. 20-21)

Advantage to Bishop Stanley in hearing Church view of questions to be asked of the parties when they arrive. Talk with Staley valuable.

Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol (Athanaeum, London) to the Bishop of Southwell, and then to the Bishop of St. Albans, 27 May 1886 (File f. 22)

To forward enclosed papers and arrange a meeting.

Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol to E.W. Benson, 29 May 1886 (File f. 24)

Honolulu papers put in order.

Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol to E.W. Benson, 2 June 1886 (File f. 26)

Returning papers, sends report.

Bishop of Southwell to E.W. Benson, 3 June 1886 (File ff. 28-29)

No interview needed with Bishop Stanley or others. Asks about an enquiry and sends personal notes on the papers.

Unsigned note (House of Lords). Agrees with Lee that the Bishop is wrong in his views. Comments on finances of the Church and schism, [n.d.] (File ff. 30-33)

Includes: E.W. Benson. Conclusions reached on consideration of facts and circumstances of Honolulu controversy. [18 June 1886]

Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol (Anthanaeum Clun). Envelope marked Honolulu. "Mr Lees account of the whole controversy and his judgement thereon", [n.d.] (File f. 34)

Harry W. Lee. Account of Honolulu controversy and judgement, 7 May 1886 (File ff. 35-40)

Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol (Anthanaeum Club). Envelope. Originals of letters on which Mr Lees' abstract is founded, [n.d.] (File f. 41)

Theo. H. Davies. 'Recital' with Appendix containing copies of correspondence, marked Inclosure No. 5. (Printed) (File ff. 42-65)

(Printed)

Theo. H. Davies (Honolulu). 'Statement of the Treasurer of the Cathedral Building Committee' (Printed), 15 December 1885 (File ff. 66-67)

Alfred Willis, Bishop of Honolulu and President of the Cathedral Building Committee. 'Reply to a Statement of the Treasurer of the Cathedral Building Committee by the President. With Appendix…', P.C. Advertiser Steam Print, Honolulu. (Printed), 1886 (File ff. 68-75)

(Printed)

Theo. H. Davies (Honolulu). 'Open Letter to the Right Reverend Alfred Willis, Bishop of Honolulu, and President of the Cathedral Building Committee', 15 January 1886 (File ff. 76-82)

(Printed)

Alfred Willis, Bishop of Honolulu (Honolulu). 'Open Reply to Theo. H. Davies, Esq.' (Printed), 21 January 1886 (File ff. 83-89)

Theo. H. Davies (Honolulu) to Reverend Alexander Mackintosh, Secretary to the Cathedral Building Committee, 22 January 1886 (File f. 91)

Letter on condition of finances of Committee. (Printed)

Theo. H. Davies (Honolulu). 'Second Open Letter to the Right Honourable Alfred Willis, Bishop of Honolulu' (Printed), 28 January 1886 (File ff. 95-95)

Alfred Willis, Bishop of Honolulu to Theopholus H. Davies, 2 February 1886 (File ff. 96-97)

Reply to open letter of 28 January and letter to Reverend Alex Mackintosh. Demands preferment of charges before tribunal of Archbishop of Canterbury, charges to be sent and copy of accusations published. Marked 'Inclosure No. 1'. (Copy).

Theo. H. Davies (Honolulu) to Alfred Willis, Bishop of Honolulu, 12 February 1886 (File ff. 98-100)

Comments on letter of 2 February published during his absence. Marked 'Inclosure No. 2'. (Copy)

Includes:

Copy of Letter from the Bishop of Honolulu to the Archbishop of Canterbury'. Marked 'Inclosure No. 4'. (Printed) [n.d.]

Theo. M. Davies (Honolulu) to E.W. Benson, 13 March 1886 (File ff. 101-102)

Has procured reprints and copies of later papers to send complete list.

Theo. M. Davies (Honolulu) to E.W. Benson, 13 March 1886 (File ff. 103-109)

Transmits copies of correspondence with the Bishop of Honolulu and Reverend Alexander Mackintosh. With comments and reply to allegations.

Includes:

Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol (Athanaeum Club). Envelope marked 'Letters of the Bishop to the Archbishop [Gamma]'. [n.d.]

Alfred Willis, Bishop of Honolulu (Honolulu) to E.W. Benson, 11 February 1886 (File ff. 110-119)

Requests the Archbishop to institute enquiries into allegations made against him by the Vice Consul, with consent of priest of the Cathedral.

Correspondence, 27 January 1886 - 30 January 1886 (File ff. 120-124)

Includes:

Members of Building Committee of St. Andrew's Cathedral (Honolulu) to the Bishop of Honolulu; request for Meeting of Committee. (Copy) [27 January 1886]

Bishop of Honolulu to Cathedral Building Committee; declines to call Meeting. [28 January 1886]

Members of Building Committee to the Bishop of Honolulu; necessary that Meeting of Committee be convened. Requests the Bishop to call Meeting. [30 January 1886]

Alfred Willis, Bishop of Honolulu to E.W. Benson, 19 February 1886 (File ff. 125-129)

Charges laid by Theopholus H. Davies, H.M. Vice Consul in Honolulu. Requests the Archbishop to institute enquiries.

Reverend Alex. Mackintosh to Bishop [Willis], 29 January 1886 (File ff. 130-131)

"Mr Davies has requested me to forward to you the enclosed".

Second open letter (File ff. 132-133)

'Letter to His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury in response to the appeal of the Bishop of Honolulu by T.H. Davies' (Typescript), 1886 (File f. 134)

Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. Envelope marked 'Printed papers… (Delta)', [n.d.] (File f. 135)

Correspondence, 6 March 1886 - 27 August 1886 (File ff. 154-169)

Includes:

'Extract from Second Open Letter of Theo. H. Davies, Esq., to the Rt. Reverend Alfred Willis, Bishop of Honolulu' with "remarks by the Bishop". (Printed) [n.d.]

The Anglican Church Chronicle, Honolulu. [6 March 1886]

Alfred Willis to E.W. Benson; Acknowledges replies to appeal relating to accusations. Unable to accept decision of "apparent justification … of dishonourable conduct...". Inquires what arguments the Committee reconciled their justification and whether they compared Davies' figures re debt of Cathedral building. Gives figures involved. [27 August 1886]

Bishop of St. Albans to E.W. Benson, 30 September [1886] (File ff. 170-171)

Has received letter (f. 172-173) from the Bishop of Southwell; may be able to throw light on the Honolulu affair.

Bishop of Southwell to Bishop [of St. Albans], 27 September 1886 (File ff. 172-173)

Has the Secretary to the Archbishop omitted 'no' before 'apparent justification' in official communication. Asks whether any charge made in the mission which he is unaware.

Reverend Alexander Mackintosh, Priest of St. Andrews Cathedral (Honolulu) to E.W. Benson, 1 October 1886 (File ff. 174-176)

Appeal for protection and justice as he is about to receive dismissal from the Bishop of Honolulu after 17 years on the mission.

Includes:

Bishop of Southwell to E.W. Benson; the word 'no' must have been overlooked before 'apparent justification'. [2 October 1886]

E.W. Benson to Mr Lee, [n.d.] (File ff. 178-179)

Sends letters from the Bishops of Honolulu and Southwell. Impression that there was no 'no' before 'apparent'; asks for draft.

Correspondence, 5 October 1886 - 18 November 1886 (File ff. 180-184)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to the Bishop of St. Albans; original sentence in draft re Honolulu. Bishop of St. Albans' memorandum, opinion by the Bishop of Southwell. Asks what should be done. (Copy). [5 October 1886]

E.W. Benson to Bishop of Honolulu; he has misapprehended the sentence. Purpose of report was to absolve him from dishonourable conduct. Comments on clauses. (Copy). [5 October 1886]

Alfred Willis, Bishop of Honolulu (Honolulu) to E.W. Benson; has read wrong meaning into the Archbishop's opinion on appeal. Understands vindication of character. [18 November 1886]

Series. Volume 42. Official Letters, Foreign and Home, 10 March 1886 - 17 December 1887

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Wm. Chalmers, Incumbent of St. Paul's (Geelong), Canon of Melbourne, and Robert Potter, M.A. Trinity College (Melbourne), Incumbent of St. Marys (Hotham), and Canon of Melbourne, to E.W. Benson, 10 March 1886 (File ff. 62-66)

Choice of a Bishop as successor in Melbourne See. 'Evangelical principles' of Bishop Perry. Bishop Moorhouse.

M.C.B. Stretch, Archdeacon and Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral (Melbourne) to E.W. Benson, 10 March 1886 (File ff. 67-68)

Encloses resolution for appointment of Bishop of Melbourne.

Includes:

Bishop of Durham, Bishop of Auckland to Reverend M. Fowler, Chaplain (Lambeth); returns Melbourne letter on nomination of a Bishop. [21 April 1886]

Bishop Charles Perry (Bournemouth) to E.W. Benson, 22 April 1886 (File ff. 70-71)

Asks what plans he proposes to adopt in appointment of another successor to Melbourne.

J.D. Kennaway (Ottery, St. Mary) to the Bishop of London, 22 April 1886 (File ff. 72-75)

Dr Macormick suggested for the Bishopric of Melbourne.

Includes:

Harry W. Lee (Westminster) to E.W. Benson; resolution passed recommending a Clergyman for Melbourne. [5 May 1886]

[E.W. Benson] to Archdeacon Stretch, 14 May 1886 (File ff. 76-77)

Has received letter of 10 March and resolution.

Harry W. Lee to the Bishop of Manchester, 14 May 1886 (File ff. 78-79)

Did he formally resign the See of Melbourne before leaving Australia? Reply dated 17 May.

Correspondence, 27 May 1886 - 13 June 1886 (File ff. 80-86)

Includes:

Resolution on recommendation of a Clergyman for Bishopric of Melbourne. [n.d.]

Reverend Mortimer H. [unknown] (Langport, Somerset) to E.W. Benson; recommends Reverend W.C. Ingram as new Bishop of Melbourne. [27 May 1886]

Names suggested for Melbourne.

J. Moorhouse, Bishop of Manchester to E.W. Benson; refusal from Archdeacon Blunt. [13 June 1886]

Reverend R.F.L. Blunt (Weybridge) to [Bishop Moorhouse], 11 June 1886 (File ff. 88-93)

After consideration declines the Melbourne Bishopric.

Correspondence, 25 June 1886 - 6 July 1886 (File ff. 94-104)

Includes:

[Unknown] (Westminster) to E.W. Benson; has had no conversation with Mr Lyttelton bearing on the question, doubts if he will give up work at Selwyn College. [25 June 1886]

Bishop of Durham to E.W. Benson; recommends Lyttelton and Archdeacon Watkins. [28 June 1886]

Bishop of Durham to E.W. Benson; has written to Bishop Perry so as not to lose the best man for Melbourne. [2 July 1886]

Bishop Charles Perry (Llandaff) to Bishop of Durham; cannot agree on recommendation of Lyttelton for Bishopric of Melbourne. [6 July 1886]

Bishop of Durham to E.W. Benson, 8 July 1886 (File ff. 105-108)

Encloses letter of Bishop Perry. With remarks by E.W. Benson.

Includes:

William Thomson, Archbishop of York to E.W. Benson; position of Mr Lyttelton. [10 July 1886]

Correspondence, 12 July 1886 - 22 July 1886 (File ff. 109-110)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to the Archbishop of York; difficulties in questioning Lyttelton. Reverend F.F. Goe has been mentioned. [12 July 1886]

Note on Lyttelton. [n.d.]

Bishop of Durham to E.W. Benson; preference of F.F. Goe for Melbourne. [15 July 1886]

J. Moorehouse, Bishop of Manchester to E.W. Benson; a pity that Melbourne should lose A. Lyttelton because he is not questioned. Prefers F.F. Goe to Austen. [22 July 1886]

Correspondence, 24 July 1886 - 2 August 1886 (File ff. 116-123)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to J. Moorehouse; difficulty of questioning Lyttelton. (Copy) [24 July 1886]

J. Moorehouse, Bishop of Manchester to E.W. Benson; not satisfied to lose Lyttelton without an effort. Will get question asked. [26 July 1886]

Reverend Edward C. Macluse (Rochdale) to J. Moorehouse; letter written to the Warden of Keble re Lyttelton, and his reply. [31 July 1886]

Bishop Charles Perry (Llandaff) to E.W. Benson; anxious about vacant Bishopric of Melbourne. Mr Austen ought to be offered the appointment. [2 August 1886]

Correspondence, 2 August 1886 - 6 August 1886 (File ff. 124-129)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to J. Moorhouse, Bishop of Manchester. Consecration prayer. (Copy) [2 August 1886]

E.W. Benson to the Bishop of Durham; Bishopric of Melbourne to be offered to Mr Austen. (Copy) [4 August 1886]

E.W. Benson to Bishop Perry; Asks his opinion of Field Flowers Goe. (Copy) [4 August 1886]

Bishop Charles Perry (Llandaff) to E.W. Benson; high opinion of F.F. Goe, prefers him to Austen. [6 August 1886]

Correspondence, 7 August 1886 - 9 August 1886 (File ff. 130-135)

Includes:

Bishop of Durham (Braemar) to E.W. Benson; Mr Goe better known than Austen. [7 August 1886]

J. Moorehouse, Bishop of Manchester to E.W. Benson; it will be well to offer the Bishopric of Melbourne to Reverend F.F. Goe. [9 August 1886]

R.T. Davidson. Note on F.F. Goe and Austen. [n.d.]

J. Moorehouse, Bishop of Manchester to E.W. Benson; encloses answer about A. Lyttelton. Does not know of a suitable man. [n.d.]

E.W. Benson to the Archbishop [of York], 10 August 1886 (File ff. 136-137)

Preference of F.F. Goe or Austen for vacant Melbourne See. (Copy)

Archbishop of York to E.W. Benson, 11 August 1886 (File ff. 138-139)

Recommends both F.F. Goe and Austen; asks if Austen desires to go.

Bishop Charles Perry (Llandaff) to E.W. Benson, 19 August 1886 (File ff. 140-141)

Anxious to know if Bishopric of Melbourne has been offered to Goe or Austen.

Correspondence, 19 August 1886 - 22 August 1886 (File ff. 142-148)

Includes:

Archbishop of York to E.W. Benson; has seen Mr Austen who has doubts about accepting the Melbourne See. Thinks Austen better than Goe. [19 August 1886]

E.W. Benson. Note, Bishopric of Melbourne offered to Austen. [n.d.]

Bishop Charles Perry (Llandaff) to E.W. Benson; shall wait for result of Archbishop of York's communication to Mr Austen. [21 August 1886]

Note on correspondence re Bishop Perry's letter of 19 August. [n.d.]

Reverend George Austen (Whitby) to E.W. Benson; offer of Bishopric of Melbourne will be considered. [22 August 1886]

Reverend George Austen (Whitby) to E.W. Benson, 7 September 1886 (File ff. 149-150)

Regrets that he must decline the Bishopric of Melbourne.

Correspondence, 1886-09-09/1886-09-30 (File ff. 151-161)

Includes:

J. Moorehouse, Bishop of Manchester to E.W. Benson; wishes the Bishopric of Melbourne to be offered to A. Lyttelton. [9 September 1886]

Reverend F.F. Goe (Sleaford) to E.W. Benson; offer of See of Melbourne needs consideration. [11 September 1886]

J. Moorehouse, Bishop of Manchester to E.W. Benson; opinion of Bishop Perry. [16 September 1886]

Charles Stirling (New Maldon) to E.W. Benson; recommends the Bishop of the Falkland Islands for Melbourne See. [18 September 1886]

Bishop Charles Perry (Llandaff) to E.W. Benson; pleasure at acceptance by F.F. Goe of Melbourne See. [29 September 1886]

Reverend F.F. Goe (London) to E.W. Benson; understands he must be formally recommended and elected by Church Assembly in Melbourne. Delay before consecration. [30 September 1886]

Harry W. Lee (Westminster) to E.W. Benson, 30 September 1886 (File ff. 162-163)

Encloses certificate for signature by E.W. Benson, the Archbishop of York, Bishops of Durham and Manchester and Bishop Perry recommending Reverend F.F. Goe.

To be sent to the Board of Electors in Melbourne.

M.C.B. Stretch, Chairman of the Board of Selectors (Melbourne) to E.W. Benson, 1 October 1886 (File f. 164)

Income of £2,000 a year guaranteed to the next Bishop of Melbourne.

Certificate recommending the next Bishop of Melbourne. (Not signed), 1886 (File f. 166)

J. Moorehouse, Bishop of Manchester to E.W. Benson, 2 October 1886 (File f. 174)

Shall be glad to sign certificate of recommendation.

Honourable C. Campbell to E.W. Benson, 25 June 1886 (File ff. 218-219)

Debate on New South Wales Divorce Extension Bill. Can give information on Fiji Bishopric.

Correspondence, 30 September 1886 - 18 November 1886 (File ff. 221-225)

Includes:

Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney to E.W. Benson; question of Colonial Clergy will be discussed at General Synod. Stage of Divorce Extension Bill and his wife's health. [30 September 1886]

E.W. Benson to the Marquis of Salisbury; wish from Australia that before sanction is given to Divorce Extension Bill the 'history of its passage' be examined. [18 November 1886]

Information obtained from New South Wales Government Office. Divorce Extension Bill. [n.d.]

Correspondence, 21 November 1886 - 30 November 1886 (File ff. 226-231)

Includes:

Lord Salisbury (Hatfield) to E.W. Benson; has called Mr Stanhope's attention to the Bill. [21 November 1886]

Edward Stanhope, Colonial Office to E.W. Benson; no information at present at Colonial Office on New South Wales Divorce Extension Bill. [24 November 1886]

E.W. Benson to Honourable Edward Stanhope; encloses copy of letter from the Bishop of Sydney on the Divorce Extension Bill. Asks if he will take part in the House of Commons on questions of Church matters. (Copy). [27 November 1886]

Edward Stanhope, Colonial Office to E.W. Benson; time for consideration of legislation. Arrangement for representation of the Government on Church matters in the House of Commons. [30 November 1886]

Honourable C. Campbell (Plympton) to E.W. Benson, 4 December 1886 (File ff. 232-237)

Divorce Extension Bill, New South Wales. Reason for introduction by Sir Alfred Stephen and opposition to it.

2 letters from Honourable C. Campbell, 17 December 1886 - 6 May 1887 (File ff. 238-241)

Includes:

Honourable C. Campbell (Piccadilly) to E.W. Benson; his address. Has heard from Sydney that the Bill 'has been shelved'. [17 December 1886]

Honourable C. Campbell (Inverness) to Reverend Montague Fowler (Lambeth); Divorce Extension Bill again introduced and supported by Sir Henry Parkes. Encloses cutting from Sydney Morning Herald. [6 May 1887]

Sydney Morning Herald. Cutting on Divorce Extension Bill, 19 March 1887 (File ff. 242-243)

H.I. Holland (Cobham, Surrey) to E.W. Benson, 27 October [1887] (File ff. 244-245)

Had seen the Bishop of Sydney about the Bill; petitions against received. Consulting law officers of the Crown. Colony has responsible Government and full powers handed over. With note E.W. Benson 'Tell Bishops about this' (f. 245).

2 letters from Honourable C. Campbell, 8 November 1887 - 5 December 1887 (File ff. 246-251)

Includes:

Honourable C. Campbell (Bournemouth) to Reverend M. Fowler; Mr Gladstone's decision; Constitution of New South Wales drafted by English Colonist. Consideration of Bill on religious and moral grounds. Sir Henry Parkes, Sir James Martin. [8 November 1887]

Honourable C. Campbell (Inverness) to E.W. Benson; has seen A. Gordon, formerly leading Equity Barrister in Sydney and Chancellor of Diocese. Through Sir Saul Samuel, Gordon has an introduction to Sir H. Holland. [5 December 1887]

Sydney Morning Herald. Cutting 'General Synod of Australia and Tasmania', 6 November 1886 (File f. 252)

Alexander Gordon (Melksham) to E.W. Benson, 10 December 1887 (File ff. 253-256)

Steps taken to put before the government objections to the Divorce Extension Bill. Interview with Sir Henry Holland.

Includes:

Honourable C. Campbell (Inverness) to E.W. Benson; A. Gordon's interview with Sir Henry Holland. Dangers of alienating conservatives at home and in the colonies. [12 December 1887]

[Honourable C. Campbell] 'Facts to be used as arguments against the Sydney 'Divorce Extension Bill' …' Marked 'For Alexander Gordon', [n.d.] (File ff. 257-259)

Includes: Reverend M. Fowler, Chaplain (Lambeth) to Honourable C. Campbell; objections to Bill should be made to the Government by representatives of the Colony. [14 December 1887]

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Bishop of Jamaica (Kingston) to Benson, 5 January 1884 - 21 July 1884 (File ff. 259-265; ff. 270-271)

Regarding Reverend E. Owen and problem of colonial clergy being employed in England. Includes: Copies of earlier letters re Owen.

Correspondence between E.W. Benson and Archbishop of York, 21 May 1884 - 30 September 1884 (File ff. 266-269; ff. 272-275)

Colonial Clergy Act. Bishops proposing to officiate in England; persons ordained abroad should not officiate in England without permission of the Archbishop. (Copy)

'Bishops Colonially Ordained. Colonial Clergy Act.' Rules of Declaration.

[E.W. Benson]. 'Letter to an Amer. Bp. who wants to leave to preach', [n.d.] (File f. 276)

Form for Permission of the Archbishop to officiate in England, [n.d.] (File f. 277)

'Declaration of Conformity by a Bishop.' (Printed form) (File f. 278)

'Extract from a letter of Archdeacon Croghan (of Blomfontein) to Archbishop of Canterbury, on the subject of Colonially ordained Clergy'. (Duplicated), 11 December 1884 (File ff. 279-281)

Includes: Samuel Thornton, Bishop of Ballarat (Ballarat) to E.W. Benson; Colonially ordained Clergy. [9 July 1885]

E.W. Benson to Samuel Thornton, Bishop of Ballarat, [n.d.] (File ff. 282-284)

No foundation that he wished all Colonially ordained Clergy to return to the colonies. (Copy)

Includes:

Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney (Sydney) to E.W. Benson; question of Colonially ordained Clergy ministering in England. [27 July 1885]

E.W. Benson to Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney, 24 September 1885 (File ff. 285-287)

Every case dealt with on its merits. (Copy)

Includes: Note 'Mem. to Bps.'

Cuttings on Clergymen ordained for the colonies, 12 October 1885 (File ff. 288-289)

Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney (Sydney) to E.W. Benson, 3 November 1885 (File ff. 290-291)

Colonial Bishops regret migration to England unless it is after work completed.

Correspondence, 20 November 1885 - 23 November 1885 (File ff. 294-300)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to James Moorhouse, Bishop of Melbourne; article in the Age on Colonially ordained Clergymen. [20 November 1885]

E.W. Benson to H.J.C. Harper, Bishop of Christchurch; rumours in some Australian Diocese on a report there that he has prohibited Colonial Clergy officiating in the Province of Canterbury. [21 November 1885]

P.D. Eastes, South Eastern Gazette Office (Canterbury) to Reverend Montague Fowler; Sydney and Melbourne newspapers. [23 November 1885]

Note replying to query on Colonial report.

Philip Mennell (London) to E.W. Benson, 23 November 1885 (File ff. 301-303)

Inquires if report on Colonially ordained Clergymen is true.

Includes:

Philip Mennell (London) to [M. Fowler]. Thanks for reply. [29 November 1885]

Cuttings from the Guardian on Colonially ordained Clergy, 1885-11-25; 1885-12-09 (File f. 304)

Cuttings from the Guardian, 'Colonial Clergy Act', 1885-12-16; 1885-12-23 (File ff. 305-306)

E.W. Benson to the Bishop of Ballarat, 23 December 1885 (File ff. 307-309)

Grant of licences to officiate in England. (Copy)

Reverend M. Fowler, Chaplain (Lambeth) to Mr Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, and Mr Wigram, C.M.S., 23 December 1885 (File f. 310)

Asks that Colonial Clergy who apply to work permanently in England because of health, be examined.

Henry W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to Reverend M. Fowler. Dr J.W., 24 December 1885 (File f. 311)

Ogle is the Society's Honourary Consulting Physician, no objection to him doing the work.

Correspondence, 28 December 1885 - 2 January 1886 (File ff. 312-315)

Includes:

F.E. Wigram, C.M.S. to E.W. Benson; Dr Dufferin is Honourary Consulting Physician of the Society. [28 December 1885]

G.H. Stanton, Bishop of North Queensland to the Warden of St. Augustine's College, Canterbury; The Archbishop is acting wisely in putting some check on the truant playing fashionable among Colonial Clergy. (Extract) [1 January 1886]

E.W. Benson to William Thomson, Archbishop of York. Status of Colonial Clergy; (Copy). Encloses f. 316-327. [2 January 1886]

Memorandum, private draft 'Colonial Clergy' (File ff. 316-327)

Correspondence, 9 January 1886 - 9 February 1886 (File ff. 328-334)

Includes:

James Moorhouse, Bishop of Melbourne (Melbourne) to E.W. Benson; position of Colonially ordained Clergy. Importance of colonies. Will be grateful for information that the Report was founded on a misapprehension. [9 January 1886]

E.W. Benson to Dr Ogle; asks if he is willing to examine Colonially ordained Clergymen. (Copy) [12 January 1886]

Dr John W. Ogle (London) to E.W. Benson; will be glad to see and report on any individuals sent to him. [16 January 1886]

Samuel Thornton, Bishop of Ballarat (Ballarat) to E.W. Benson; with Australian Bishops he is anxious to detect 'adventurers'. But does not see why guarding against such offenders involves an imposition on honest Clergy who may prefer to transfer their services. [9 February 1886]

Correspondence, 16 March 1886 - 4 May 1886 (File ff. 335-339)

Includes:

Bishop of Jamaica to E.W. Benson; consideration on admitting Colonial Clergy to work in England. [16 March 1886]

E.W. Benson to S. Thornton, Bishop of Ballarat; precautions taken by Archbishop of York and himself. Complaints from some Colonial dioceses on ease with which permission is granted to officiate in England. (Copy) [26 March 1886]

Bishop of Fredericton (Canada) to E.W. Benson; has dispatched copy of the Archbishop's letter to all Bishops in Canada. Two instances of Clergymen moved to the United States. [4 May 1886]

Correspondence, 10 May 1886 - 14 May 1886 (File ff. 340-344)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to the Bishops of Jamacia; Position of Colonially ordained Clergy. (Copy) [10 February 1886]

Samuel Thornton, Bishop of Ballarat to E.W. Benson. Acknowledges letter of 26 March. [12 May 1886]

Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney (Sydney) to E.W. Benson; asks if Lambeth Conference is to be held in 1888. Following with interest Church affairs in England. No excitement in politics. Sending Mrs Barry home next year; rather late in life to have gone out. [14 May 1886]

Correspondence, 17 May 1886 - 11 June 1886 (File ff. 345-349)

Includes:

Bishop of Calcutta (Darjeeling) to E.W. Benson; has forwarded to each Bishop in Province a copy of the circular. Cases have come to his knowledge of Bishops in England receiving men without letters or papers. Commands Reverence A.O. Hardy returning to England. [17 May 1886]

Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney (Sydney) to E.W. Benson; Reverend W.A. Phillips was visiting his old father. Recommends Reverend E. Symond. Whole question of Colonially ordained Clergy for consideration at General Synod in October. [10 June 1886]

Charles Alan, Bishop of Universities Mission to Central Africa to E.W. Benson. Acknowledges letter with memorandum. [11 June 1886]

E.W. Benson to [unknown], Memorandum refers to personal fitness required for Colonial Clergy to work in England, (Draft) (File ff. 351-352)

Includes: Resolution passed at Meeting of Bishops on 27 May on Colonially ordained Clergy. (Duplicated)

H.J.C. Harper, Bishop of Christchurch (Christchurch) to E.W. Benson, 23 June 1886 (File ff. 353-354)

Thanks for memorandum. Glad that Clergymen may be required to undergo an examination before admission to an English Church. Theological attainments required for candidates in New Zealand are not below those in England.

Board of Theological Studies … Province of New Zealand. Subjects for Annual Examinations …(Printed) (File f. 355)

Proceedings of the 10th General Synod of the Church of the Province of New Zealand. (Typed sheet), 1886 (File f. 356)

The Australian Record. Cutting 'Lord Blachford Act', 17 July 1886 (File f. 357)

Reverend Montague Fowler to H.J.C. Harper, Bishop of Christchurch, 20 August 1886 (File f. 358)

No examination required of Clergy who had passed ordination examination to the satisfaction of their own Bishop. (Copy)

The Australian Record, 1886-08-21; 1886-09-11 (File f. 359-365)

General

(In pocket at end of the volume)

Bishop of Rupertsland (London) to E.W. Benson, 27 September 1886 (File ff. 366-367)

Has distributed Memorandum, agrees with its object.

Correspondence, 1 November 1886 - 19 February 1887 (File ff. 370-376)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to A. Barry, Bishop of Sydney; arrangements for Mr Bellingham to work at Addington before going to Australia. Personal fitness required for admission of Colonial Clergy to work in England. (Copy) [1 November 1886]

Reverend Rupert E. Washer (Hounslow) to E.W. Benson; seeks renewal of 'Permission'. [10 November 1886]

Reverend Rupert E. Washer to E.W. Benson; thanks for extension of last 'Permission'. [30 November 1886]

List of Clergymen.

Geo. W. Harrod (Baltimore, United States of America) to E.W. Benson; has returned to America after officiating in England. [19 February 1887]

Bishop of Rupertsland (Winnepeg) to E.W. Benson, 28 November 1887 (File ff. 377-378)

Encloses report on Colonial Clergy.

Report on the Joint Committee of the Synod of the Province of Rupert's Land, 12 August 1887 (File ff. 379-383)

Provisions of Colonial Clergy Act and requirements of the Archbishop. With Schedule A, Letters Commendary.

Correspondence, 9 June 1886 - 20 December 1887 (File ff. 384-393)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to Bishop of Rupert's Land. Acknowledges and comments on Report. (Copy) [20 December 1887]

Draft of E.W. Benson to Bishop of Rupert's Land. Acknowledges and comments on Report.

E.W. Benson. Letter to 'My Dear Primate' with memorandum, on position of Colonial Clergy; (printed copy with manuscript additions)

Bishop of Grahamstown to E.W. Benson. Submits memorial. [9 July 1886]

Memorial from Priests in South Africa, on uneasiness of Colonially ordained Clergy. [n.d.]

Reverend M. Fowler to Bishop of Grahamstown. Acknowledges memorial. (Copy), 22 July 1888 (File f. 394)

Series. Volume 47. Official Letters, Home, 1887

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C.J. Abraham, Bishop of Wellington, New Zealand (Lichfield) to Benson, 2 October [1886] (File ff. 40-41)

Regarding Miss M. Lonsdale, candidate for Principal of Royal Holloway College.

Canon J. Puckle (Dover) to E.W. Benson. Photograph of Bishop Jenner, late Bishop of Dunedin in full pontificals, 28 March 1887 (File ff. 410-411)

Reverend R.T. Davidson. Note, no harm in being kept privately informed, [n.d.] (File f. 412)

Series. Volume 52. Official Letters, Foreign, 23 March 1864 - 2 January 1888

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John Hassard, Doctors Commons to E.W. Benson, 23 March 1887 (File ff. 37-38)

Question of Bishop of Sydney as Primate of Australia.

Certificate of Selection and Nomination of Dr Barry as Bishop of Sydney, 23 March 1883 (File ff. 39-40)

With copy of letter E.W. Benson to M.B. Hale, Bishop of Brisbane forwarding nomination.

Extract from Letters patent appointing Reverend Frederic Barker Bishop of Sydney. (Copy), 19 October 1854 (File f. 41)

2 letters from Honourable C. Campbell, 29 March 1887 (File ff. 42-49)

Includes:

Honourable C. Campbell (Inverness) to E.W. Benson; Sir A. Stephen and his Divorce Extension Bill. Adoption of title of 'Primate' by the Bishop of Sydney. Proposal by the Bishop of Tasmania that title of Archbishop should be assigned to Dr Barry. Encloses papers.

Honourable C. Campbell. Note 'Can an Australian Synod convert the Metropolitan of Australia … into a Primate or Archbishop'. [n.d.]

Letters Patent for Creating the New Bishopric of Goulburn, and Appointing the First Bishop, 23 March 1864 (File ff. 50-53)

With two letters (February 1869) to the Bishop of Goulburn on grants to the Diocese. (Printed).

Bathurst and Grafton and Armidale Bishoprics Act. (Printed), 1877 (File ff. 54-55)

Speech of the Honourable C. Campbell, Chancellor in the Synod of the Diocese of Goulburn. (Printed), 13 June 1882 (File f. 56)

Re the Appointment of a Bishop of Sydney. Opinion. (Printed), 1882 (File ff. 57-60)

Sydney Morning Herald. Cutting, General Synod of Australia and Tasmania, 29 October 1886 (File f. 61)

Honourable C. Campbell (Inverness) to Reverend Montague Fowler, 9 April 1887 (File ff. 62-67)

Will write to Alexander Gordon, more than 30 years Chancellor of the Diocese of Sydney, for reports on Australian Synods. Bishop Barry as 'Primate'.

Includes: Note on nomination and election of Bishops.

Meeting of Synod of the Diocese of Sydney … A Letter to the Very Reverend the Vicar-General, by Alexander Gordon, Esq.'. Sydney, Cunninghame and Co, 21 August 1882 (File ff. 68-73)

(Printed with manuscript additions)

'Anglican Church in Australia.' (Printed) (File f. 74)

General Synod of the Dioceses in Australia and Tasmania. Determination I, Session 1881, 19 October 1881 (File f. 75)

(Printed with manuscript note on verso, Honourable C. Campbell 'General Synod's Rules for the formation of provinces & election of Bishops. All illegal'.)

Honourable C. Campbell (Inverness) to Reverend Montague Fowler, 18 April 1887 (File ff. 76-80)

Now has full answer to the Archbishop's questions. Encloses extract from letter of Mr Gordon.

Includes:

Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney (Bristol) to E.W. Benson; Canon Camidge Bishop Elect of Bathurst; asks that consecration be expedited. [3 June 1887]

Cutting, 'The Bishopric of Bathurst', [n.d.] (File f. 82)

E.W. Benson to the Bishop of Sydney, 18 June 1887 (File ff. 83-84)

Does not know of arrangements for consecration which would save time.

Includes:

Notes 'F.H.L.' and 'H.W.L.'. Authority of delegation of the Bishop of Bathurst. [9 June 1887]

'A Canon to Provide for the Appointment of a Bishop for the Diocese of Bathurst in the Colony of New South Wales', [n.d.] (File f. 85)

(Printed with manuscript certification)

W.T.T. Webber, Bishop of Brisbane (Brisbane) to E.W. Benson, 11 November 1887 (File ff. 86-87)

In legal action against certain Trustees of the Diocese, he is required to prove himself as Bishop of Brisbane.

E.W. Benson to W.T.T. Webber, Bishop of Brisbane, 2 January 1888 (File f. 88)

Evidence of his election and consecration as Bishop of Brisbane.

Henry W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to E.W. Benson, 2 December 1886 (File ff. 108-110)

Centenary of the Colonial Episcopate.

Includes:

Society for the Propagation of the Gospel Report; To consider the desirableness of combining the Celebration of the Centenary of the Colonial Episcopate in August, 1887, with some organised effort at home and in the Colonies on behalf of the Society …(Printed)

Henry W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to E.W. Benson, 4 February 1887 (File ff. 111-113)

Scheme for Centenary Celebration well received throughout the country.

Includes:

Reverend M. Fowler, Chaplain (Lambeth) to H.W. Tucker; Bishops present at Convocation consider proposed celebration important and desirable. Asks for some outline form of service. [7 February 1887]

Henry W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to Reverend M. Fowler, 19 February 1887 (File ff. 114-115)

Committee had thought of collect or thanksgiving given with authority by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Includes:

H.W. Tucker, S.P.G to Reverend M. Fowler; sends suggestions by Mr Berdmore Compton for services on 12 August. [21 February 1887]

Suggestions for … Centennial Commemoration of the Colonial Episcopate … (File ff. 116-117)

H.W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to Reverend M. Fowler, 2 March 1887 (File f. 118)

Can he tell him anything about the proposed form of prayer or the Archbishop's intention of taking part in service in Canterbury for Centenary.

Reverend M. Fowler, Chaplain (Lambeth) to H.W. Tucker, 2 March 1887 (File ff. 119-120)

Collect or thanksgiving to be used. Impossible for the Archbishop to preach in Canterbury Cathedral on 12 August.

Includes:

H.W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to Reverend M. Fowler; does the Archbishop intend to authorise a special collect? [3 March 1887]

H.W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to E.W. Benson, 13 June 1887 (File f. 121)

Will he preach at Westminster Abbey for the Centennial Anniversary?

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'Centenary of the Colonial Episcopate … Psalms and Lessons and Thanksgiving …' (Printed), 12 August 1887 (File f. 122)

Correspondence, 15 April 1886 - 2 July 1886 (File ff. 123-130)

Includes:

John T. Marriott, Dean of Bathurst (Bathurst) to E.W. Benson; relative rank of a Dean of a Cathedral. With notes by E.W. Benson. [15 April 1886]

Copy of John T. Marriott, Dean of Bathurst (Bathurst) to E.W. Benson. [15 April 1886]

E.W. Benson to S.E. Marsden, Bishop of Bathurst; his letter to Dean Marriott of 2 July had no reference to any functions of administration or jurisdiction. (Copy) [20 December 1886]

E.W. Benson to Dean J.T. Marriott; precedence of a Dean in a Cathedral. (Copy) [2 July 1886]

Draft of E.W. Benson to Dean J.T. Marriott. [2 July 1886]

S.E. Marsden, Bishop of Bathurst (Worthing) to E.W. Benson, 26 October 1886 (File ff. 131-132)

Ecclesiastical precedence in the Diocese of Bathurst.

Correspondence, 8 November 1886 - 23 November 1886 (File ff. 133-146)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to Bishop Marsden; precedence usages in England. (Copy) [22 November 1886]

Bishop Marsden (Bristol) to E.W. Benson; question of precedence a legal one. With extract of letter from the Bishop of Tasmania. [23 November 1886]

Alexander Gordon (Melksham) to Bishop Marsden; extracts of letters received by Dean Marriott. Letters published in the Sydney Daily Telegraph. Ecclesiastical precedence in Bathurst. [8 November 1886]

Correspondence, 29 November 1886 - 21 December 1886 (File ff. 147-153)

Includes:

Bishop S.E. Marsden (Bristol) to Reverend M. Fowler. Thanks for offer of an interview. [29 November 1886].

Note on appointment of Bishop Marsden. [3 December 1886].

Bishop S.E. Marsden (Bristol) to E.W. Benson. Position of Dean Marriott. Asks for copy of Marriott's letter and the authorities on usages. [15 December 1886].

Bishop S.E. Marsden (Bristol) to E.W. Benson. Sends extracts from proceedings of General Synod. Precedence of Deans. [21 December 1886].

Correspondence, 1886 - 1887 (File ff. 154-160)

Includes:

J.T. Marriott, Dean of Bathurst. 'Re Ecclesiastical Precedence'; (Printed correspondence and cuttings with manuscript letter to E.W. Benson.) [1886-1887]

E.W. Benson to Bishop S.E. Marsden; answer to Dean Marriott's question. (Copy) [26 March 1887]

Bishop S.E. Marsden (Bristol) to E.W. Benson; has informed the Administrator of the Diocese of Bathurst that the case must be stated on both sides. Another disappointment re Bishopric of Bathurst. [28 March 1887]

Reverend M. Fowler, Chaplain (Lambeth) to Dean J.T. Marriott, 5 April 1887 (File f. 161)

If the Archbishop asked to give decision, it would be necessary to have case on both sides. (Copy)

The Australian Record, p. 5-6, 16 April 1887 (File f. 162)

J.T. Marriott, Dean of Bathurst (Bathurst) to E.W. Benson, 16 May 1887 (File ff. 163-164)

Difference between Bishop Marsden and himself. Submits copy of legislative power.

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I. Young, Registrar. 'Order of Precedence in the Diocese of Bathurst.' (Copy) (File ff. 165-166)

Memorandum by A. Gordon, Esq., Q.C. (late Chancellor of the Diocese of Sydney). (Printed) (File ff. 167-168)

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'General Synod of Australia and Tasmania' (File f. 169)

Notes on the Dean of Bathurst's question, reply by the Bishop and report of the Committee.

Dean of Canterbury and Dean of York replies. (Printed) (File f. 170)

H.J.C. Harper, Bishop of Christchurch (Christchurch) to E.W. Benson, 11 November 1886 (File ff. 188-189)

Report of Bishop of Nelson's visit to Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, etc. Proposed Bishopric of Fiji, interference by Wesleyans, endowment of the bishopric.

'Report of the Right Reverend Andrew Burn Suter, D.D., Bishop of Nelson, to the Most Reverend The Primate of the Church of the Province of New Zealand. On His Lordship's Visit to Samoa and Fiji …' (Printed), 1886 (File ff. 190-197)

E.W. Benson to H.J.C. Harper, Primate of New Zealand, 5 January 1887 (File ff. 198-199)

Bishop of Nelson's journey. Duty to these 'Islands of the Sea'. Persecutions in Tonga, will try to ascertain prospects of new work. Mr Campbell's gift. Bishop Selwyn's promise interpreted in different ways.

Includes:

Bishop of London to E.W. Benson. Wants consultation [about Fiji]. [11 March 1887]

R.B. Hobbs and [R.H. Headey?], Church Wardens (Levuka, Fiji) to E.W. Benson, 14 March 1887 (File ff. 200-201)

Asks for aid to raise subscriptions for Church.

Correspondence, 20 April 1887 - 2 July 1887 (File ff. 202-207)

Includes:

Bishop of London to E.W. Benson; encloses letter from C. Campbell about his brother's bequest. [20 April 1887]

Bishop of London to E.W. Benson. Campbell bequest. [22 April 1887]

W.D. Fanshawe (Fulham Palace) to Reverend M. Fowler; misplaced papers belonging to Fiji. With note 7 June [by Reverend M. Fowler] on Fiji Bishopric. [6? June 1887]

Reverend R.J. Knowling, Assistant Secretary (Lambeth Palace) to the Church Wardens (Levuka, Fiji); sympathy on present difficulties of the Church at Levuka. Archbishop unable to make a special appeal. [2 July 1887]

Hon. C. Campbell (Inverness) to Reverend M. Fowler, 11 October 1887 (File ff. 208-210)

Asks for an appointment re proposed endowment of Fiji Bishopric.

Includes:

Honourable C. Campbell (Newington) to Reverend M. Fowler. Appointment for 17 October. [15 October 1887]

'Indian and Missionary Bishops. Copy Questions and Opinion.' (Printed) (File ff. 298-302)

[Paper on Powers of Colonial Bishops], [1887] (File ff. 325-329)

Includes: Ordinance passed at 4th Synod of Diocese of Sydney in 1877 'Rules for the formation of New Dioceses in Australia and Tasmania'

Series. Volume 54. Official Letters, Foreign, 1887

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Daniel Fox Sandford, Bishop of Tasmania (Hobart) to E.W. Benson, 24 June 1887 (File ff. 299-300)

Services for the Queen's Jubilee celebrated in Tasmania.

The Hobart Gazette Extraordinary. Celebration of the Jubilee of … Her Majesty Queen Victoria, 15 June 1887 (File f. 301)

D.F. Sandford, Bishop of Tasmania (Hobart) to E.W. Benson, 12 August 1887 (File ff. 302-303)

Submits Proceedings of the last Diocesan Synod of Tasmania, with Resolutions passed. Has issued a pastoral letter to meet objections.

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'To the Clergy and Churchwardens of the Diocese of Tasmania', 14 June 1887 (File f. 304)

(Printed statement on Resolutions)

'A Pastoral Letter to the Clergy and Laity of His Diocese on the Resolution of Synod regarding a Sisterhood'. By Daniel Fox Sandford, Bishop of Tasmania. (Printed), 1887 (File ff. 305-312)

Series. Volume 56. Official Letters, Home, 22 October 1888

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Archbishop of York (York) to Benson re employment of colonial clergy in England, 22 October 1888 (File ff. 247-250)

Series. Volume 57. Official Letters, Home, April 1885 - 23 July 1888

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Correspondence, 5 March 1888 - 23 July 1888 (File ff. 50-54)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to [Bishop of Calcutta]. Colonial Bishops taking oaths to the See of Canterbury. (Copy) [23 July 1888]

H.J.C. Harper, Bishop of Christchurch (Christchurch) to E.W. Benson; selection of his successor as Primate of New Zealand. He will remain in New Zealand. [5 March 1888]

R.T. Davidson (Windsor) to [unknown]. On the Episcopate in New Zealand. [3 May 1888]

H.J.C. Harper, Bishop of Christchurch (Christchurch) to E.W. Benson, 9 January 1888 (File ff. 282-285)

Conduct and resignation of Reverend W.H. Elton.

Reverend W.H. Elton (Reigate) to E.W. Benson, 6 May 1888 (File ff. 286-288)

Has worked in Ceylon and New Zealand. Asks if he may see him.

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Harry W. Lee to Reverend W.H. Elton; encloses questions to be filled in to enable him to officiate in England. [8 May 1888]

Reverend W.H. Elton (Reigate) to Harry W. Lee. Returns completed form, 10 May 1888 (File ff. 289-291)

S.T. Nevill, Bishop of Dunedin (Royal Colonial Institute, London) to E.W. Benson, 11 May 1888 (File ff. 292-294)

Reverend W.H. Elton's case.

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E.W. Benson to Reverend W.H. Elton. Ordained for work in England; requires licence of Bishop in whose Diocese he wishes to work. Returns letters. (Copy). [14 May 1888]

2 letters from G.F. Hose, Bishop of Singapore and Sarawak (Kensington) to E.W. Benson, 21 May 1888 - 26 May 1888 (File ff. 295-298)

Includes:

G.F. Hose, Bishop of Singapore and Sarawak (Kensington) to E.W. Benson; Reverend W.H. Elton has applied for employment in his Diocese. [21 May 1888]

G.F. Hose, Bishop of Singapore and Sarawak (Kensington) to E.W. Benson; thanks for letters on Elton's case. Appointment offered him in North Borneo. [26 May 1888]

Thomas Salt (London) to Reverend M. Fowler. Work of Church Emigration Society, 23 June 1887 (File ff. 299-300)

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W.H. Grove, Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (London) to Reverend M. Fowler, 29 June 1887 (File ff. 301-304)

Funds of Church Emigration Society. Objects of Church Emigration Society, has doubts about its ideals.

Church Emigration Society. Objects of the Society. (Printed) (File f. 305)

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Salisbury Diocesan Synod. Report of the Committee on aid to Emigrants. (Printed), April 1885 (File ff. 306-311)

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The Emigrant: A Journal of Information for Emigrants and Travellers. No. 2, 1 July 1887 (File ff. 312-317)

Series. Volume 58. Official Letters, Home, 14 January 1888

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Bishop M.B. Hale (Bristol) to E.W. Benson. Suggestions on the Dianconate, 14 January 1888 (File ff. 256-258)

Series. Volume 59. Official Letters, Home, 12 June 1888 - 16 August 1888

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Bishop H.L. Jenner (Wingham) to E.W. Benson, 12 June 1888 (File f. 16)

Has resigned his office of Gallican Church in Paris.

Correspondence, 16 August 1882 - 23 June 1888 (File ff. 18-26)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to Bishop H.L. Jenner; had not notified him of his acceptance of such an office. No cognisance of position. (Copy) [14 June 1888]

Bishop H.L. Jenner (Wingham) to E.W. Benson; his position with the Gallican Church in Paris. Had communicated with Archbishop Tait. [20 June 1888]

Bishop H.L. Jenner (Wingham) to E.W. Benson; encloses letter from Archbishop Tait. [23 June 1888]

A.C. Tait to Bishop H.L. Jenner; cannot express an opinion on Movement in France with Pere Hyacinthe as head. (Copy) [16 August 1882]

Series. Volume 62. Official Letters, Home, 1887 - 3 December 1888

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Bishop of St. Albans (Chelmsford) to E.W. Benson, 3 July [1887] (File ff. 188-189)

Report on Society for the Propagation of the Gospel affairs by Canon Churton.

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Canon W.R. Churton to the Bishop of St. Albans, 30 June 1887 (File ff. 190-191)

Unsatisfactory state of Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.

E.W. Benson to Reverend H.W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, 18 July 1887 (File ff. 192-193)

Diminution in revenues of Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. Has proposed enquiry into allegations.

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Reverend R.T. Davidson. Note on Canon Churton's letter, [n.d.] (File ff. 194-195)

Correspondence, January 1888 - 24 February 1888 (File ff. 196-200)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to Bishop of London; Society for the Propagation of the Gospel secretary ought to accept a living. [January 1888]

Reverend H.W. Tucker, Secretary, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to E.W. Benson; gift of £25,000 by Reverend H.O. Middleton. [20 February 1888]

Copies of letters to Reverend H.W. Tucker and Reverend H.O. Middleton on the gift. [21 February 1888]

Reverend H.O. Middleton (St. Leonards on Sea) to E.W. Benson;

No objection to Society for the Propagation of the Gospel making donation known, but not his name. [24 February 1888]. Although described individually, this letter was originally microfilmed with a page from another letter. The last page of the letter described can be found at the beginning of nla.obj-1064105895.

2 letters from Reverend H.O. Middleton to E.W. Benson, 3 April 1888 (File ff. 201-203)

Includes:

Reverend H.O. Middleton to E.W. Benson; circumstances of donation. [3 April 1888]

Reverend H.O. Middleton to E.W. Benson; can mention donation but not his name. [19 April 1888]

Correspondence, 7 October 1887 - 6 October 1888 (File ff. 204-207)

Includes:

Reverend H.W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to E.W. Benson. Calcutta Diocese. [4 October 1888]

Reverend H.W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to E.W. Benson; enquiry into Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. [7 October 1887]

E.W. Benson to Reverend H.W. Tucker. Communications about Delhi. (Copy) [6 October 1888]

Note [Reverend R.T. Davidson] [n.d.]

2 letters from Reverend H.W. Tucker, 8 October 1888 (File ff. 208-209)

Includes:

Reverend H.W. Tucker to M.B. Phillips. Appointment for 18 October. [8 October 1888]

Reverend H.W. Tucker to E.W. Benson. Special Meeting of Committee. [12 October 1888]

Bishop of Carlisle (Carlisle) to Mr Baynes, 21 November 1888 (File ff. 210-211)

Asks if report on Society for the Propagation of the Gospel can be given to Mr Tucker.

Reverend H.W. Tucker to E.W. Benson. Mission to Corea, 27 November 1888 (File f. 212)

Secretary of Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to Bishops, 27 November 1888 (File f. 213)

Printed letter giving dates of monthly meetings for 1889.

E.W. Benson to Reverend H.W. Tucker. Enquiry made for information of Bishops. (Copy), 2 December 1888 (File ff. 215-216)

Although described individually, this letter was originally microfilmed with a page from another letter. The last page of the letter described can be found at the beginning of nla.obj-1064106132.

Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes (Addington) to Reverend H.W. Tucker, 3 December 1888 (File f. 217)

Society for the Propagation of the Gospel meetings.

Society for the Propagation of the Gospel Regulations compiled for the information of the Society's correspondents and missionaries. Revised, 1887 (File f. 219)

(Typed sheet)

Series. Volume 64. Official Letters, Home 1888, Foreign, 1888

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G.F. Hose, Bishop of Singapore (Kensington) to Benson on Chaplaincy in Bangkok, 31 October 1888 (File ff. 301-305)

He is leaving for Singapore. (2 letters and memorandum).

W.T.T. Webber, Bishop of Brisbane (Lincoln) to E.W. Benson, 28 April 1888 (File ff. 325-326)

Proposed new See of Rockhampton.

'Diocese of Brisbane'. (Printed), 1888 (File ff. 327-328)

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E.W. Benson to W.T.T. Webber, Bishop of Brisbane, 1 May 1888 (File ff. 329-332)

No objections to him going before Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge or Colonial Bishoprics Fund with request for aid for new Bishopric.

Includes:

W.T.T. Webber, Bishop of Brisbane (London) to E.W. Benson; division of Diocese of Brisbane, Cathedral Scheme. [5 May 1888]

Series. Volume 65. Official Letters, Foreign, 1888

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3 letters from S.T. Nevill, Bishop of Dunedin to E.W. Benson, 13 October 1888 - 8 November 1888 (File ff. 46-53)

Includes:

S.T. Nevill, Bishop of Dunedin (Dewsbury) to E.W. Benson; offer of Parish in the Colonies. Anxious not to return to New Zealand. [13 October 1888]

S.T. Nevill, Bishop of Dunedin (Avebury) to E.W. Benson. Troubles in his Diocese. [24 October 1888]

S.T. Nevill, Bishop of Dunedin (Kensington) to E.W. Benson; seeks appointment before returning to Dunedin. Aid needed for Diocese. [8 November 1888]

'The Church in our Colonies'. Copy of letter to the Editor of the Guardian by S.T. Nevill, Bishop of Dunedin, 1888 (File f. 54)

S.T. Nevill, Bishop of Dunedin (S.S. Orizaba, English Channel) to E.W. Benson, 6 December 1888 (File ff. 55-56)

Recommends Reverend Dr May as next Bishop of Christchurch.

E. Nuttall, Bishop of Jamaica (London) to E.W. Benson, 28 July 1888 (File ff. 206-221)

re Central Council of Reference for Anglican Communion, sends memorandum.

Series. Volume 66. Official Letters, Foreign, 1886 - 19 December 1888

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A.B. Suter, Bishop of Nelson (London) to E.W. Benson, 19 October 1888 (File ff. 268-269)

Restoration of the Bishop of Hayte's Library.

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Bywater, Tanqueray and Co. (London) to E.W. Benson, 19 October 1888 (File f. 270)

£100 paid by the Bishop of Nelson for Lambeth Conference Bishops, for restoring the Bishop of Hayte's Library.

Correspondence, 22 December 1887 - 19 December 1888 (File ff. 273-277)

Includes:

[Unknown] (Keble College) to E.W. Benson. Forwards letters on the Primate of New Zealand. [19 December 1888]

Reverend R.T. Davidson (Windsor) to [unknown]. Primacy of New Zealand. [22 December 1887]

Reverend R.T. Davidson [to E.W. Benson]; resignation of Bishop Harper, question of Metropolitans and Primates. [22 December 1887]

[Charles Bice ?] to E.W. Benson. Bishop of Nelson as Primate of New Zealand, 27 December 1887 (File ff. 278-280)

Includes: E.W. Benson to H.J.C. Harper, Bishop of Christchurch; regret at his resignation. Question of Metropolitans and Primates. (Copy) [30 December 1887]

2 letters from Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney to E.W. Benson, 9 June 1888 (File ff. 314-319)

Includes:

Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney (S.S. City of Rome, Queenstown) to E.W. Benson; Mrs Barry's illness, does not feel he can remain in Sydney. [9 June 1888]

Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney (Bristol) to E.W. Benson. Returning to Sydney on Parramatta; Title of Archbishop for Metropolitan. [25 September 1888]

Cuttings from the Australian Record, 1888-11-28; 1888-12-01 (File ff. 320-321)

D.F. Sandford, Bishop of Tasmania (Hobart) to E.W. Benson, 21 June 1886 (File ff. 360-361)

Colonial Clergy. Proceedings of Synod 1886.

'Notice to Candidates for Holy Orders in the Diocese of Tasmania'. (Printed), [1886] (File f. 362)

D.F. Sandford, Bishop of Tasmania (Hobart) to J.B. Lee, Secretary to E.W. Benson, 20 September 1886 (File ff. 383-384)

Sends Proceedings of Synod of Tasmania for 1886.

'Official Record of the Proceedings of the Diocesan Synod of Tasmania during its Session 1886', 1886 (File f. 365)

D.F. Sandford, Bishop of Tasmania (Hobart) to E.W. Benson. Synod of 1886., 25 September 1886 (File ff. 366-367)

Colonially ordained Clergy.

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D.F. Sandford, Bishop of Tasmania (Hobart) to E.W. Benson. General Synod in Sydney, 23 November 1886 (File ff. 368-369)

Bishop of North Queensland. Diocese of Tasmania.

The Provincal Synod of the West Indies. Resolutions on the disabilities of the colonial clergy, July 1887 (File ff. 372-373)

Benson (Croydon) to Bishop of Guiana. Employment of colonial clergy in England, 29 November 1887 (File ff. 391-394)

Series. Volume 67. Official Letters, Board of Missions and Home, 3 February 1881 - 1888

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Reverend R.T. Davidson (Windsor) to E.W. Benson. Board of Missions Committee, 30 April 1884 (File ff. 1-2)

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Charles Burney (Surbiton) to Reverend Montague Fowler. Encloses f. 4-7, 6 May 1884 (File f. 3)

'Convocation of Canterbury. Lower House. Report of Committee appointed June 1st 1880 on Establishment of a Board of Missions', 3 February 1881 (File ff. 4-7)

(Printed with manuscript amendments)

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Correspondence on nomination of laymen to the Board of Missions. With printed Resolutions, 1884 (File ff. 8-49)

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E.W. Benson to the Earl of Chichester. Answers to Board of Missions questions. (Copy), 1 December 1884 (File f. 50-51)

Correspondence, 8 December 1884 - 11 December 1884 (File ff. 52-61)

Includes:

Reverend Fred E. Wigram, Honourary Secretary, C.M.S. (London) to the Earl of Chichester; urges acceptance of the Archbishop's invitation. [9 December 1884]

[Unknown] to F.E. Wigram. Invitation to Lord Chichester to join the Board of Missions. [8 December 1884]

Lord Chichester (Stanmer) to E.W. Benson. Declines to join the Board of Missions. [11 December 1884]

Correspondence, 13 December 1884 - 30 December 1884 (File ff. 62-69)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to Reverend F.E. Wigram. Regrets Earl of Chichester is unable to accept. (Copy) [13 December 1884]

Reverend F.E. Wigram, C.M.S. to E.W. Benson. Suggests names of laymen for Board. [15 December 1884]

G. Bilsborrow Hughes (Temple) to E.W. Benson. Acceptance as member of Board of Missions. [29 December 1884]

O.H. Jones (Cowbridge, Wales) to E.W. Benson. Accepts. [30 December 1884]. Although described individually, this letter was originally microfilmed with a page from another letter. The last page of the letter described can be found at the beginning of nla.obj-1064107122.

Correspondence, 2 January 1885 - 16 June 1885 (File ff. 70-73)

Includes:

H. Gibson (Ongar) to E.W. Benson. Accepts. [2 January 1885]

Francis Cobb (London) to E.W. Benson; bishops and priests in Province of Canterbury nominated as members of proposed Board of Missions. [19 March 1885]

E.W. Benson to Reverend Sir J. Philipps. Beginning of the Board of Missions. (Copy) [16 June 1885]

R.T. Davidson, Dean of Windsor to E.W. Benson. Sir James Philipps, suggested Missionary Conference, 15 November 1886 (File ff. 74-75)

Although described individually, this letter was originally microfilmed with a page from another letter. The last page of the letter described can be found at the beginning of nla.obj-1064107201.

Sir James Philipps (Regents Park) to E.W. Benson. Should Missionary Conference be held next year?, 15 November 1886 (File ff. 76-77)

'Report of the Missionary College of St Boniface, Warminster'. (Printed), November 1886 (File ff. 78-85)

(Printed)

'General Conference on Foreign Missions, Proposed to be held in London in 1888'. (Printed) (File f. 86)

Sir James Philipps (Warminster) to R.T. Davidson, Dean of Windsor. Has heard nothing from the Archbishop, 25 November 1886 (File ff. 87-88)

With note 4 December E.W. Benson about Conference.

Sir James Philipps (Warminster) to E.W. Benson. Returns papers on proposed Missionary Conference, February 1886 (File f. 89)

Correspondence, 8 February 1886 - 18 May 1887 (File ff. 90-96)

Includes:

John Sharp, British & Foreign Bible Society (London) to E.W. Benson; proposal for Conference on Foreign Missions in 1888. [8 February 1886]

Hartley R. Blackett (Croydon) to Reverend M. Fowler. Returns letter between E.W. Benson to H.D. Harding. [26 February 1886]

E.W. Benson to H.D. Harding. Meeting at Lambeth Palace of lay Readers in Diocese of Canterbury. [19 February 1886]

E.W. Benson. Draft letter on postponement of Board of Missions Meeting. [18 May 1887]

'Names outstanding', [n.d.] (File f. 98)

Board of Missions. List of names. With note E.W. Benson (File ff. 99-104)

'Bishops and Priests resident in the Province of Canterbury nominated … as Members of the Board of Missions' (File ff. 105-106)

Convocation of Canterbury. Board of Missions. Resolutions …(Printed), 4 July 1884 (File f. 107)

List of Members (File f. 108)

John Hassard, Vicar General's Office to Reverend M. Fowler. Has Convocation printed reports? With note E.W. Benson, 28 May 1887 (File ff. 109-110)

John Hassard, Vicar General's Office to Reverend M. Fowler, 17 June 1887 (File ff. 111-112)

Lithos on Board of Missions to be signed by the Archbishop.

Convocation of Canterbury. Board of Missions. Resolutions, 4 July 1884 (File f. 113)

(Printed with manuscript remarks)

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Litho letters on Meeting of Board of Missions, 17 June 1887 (File f. 114-117)

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John Hassard to Reverend M. Fowler. Delivery from Vachers and Sons, 18 June 1887 (File f. 118)

'Convocation of Canterbury. Board of Missions'. Resolutions and list of Members, 1887 (File ff. 120-121)

Correspondence, 20 June 1887 - 22 June 1887 (File ff. 122-126)

Includes:

G.G. Bradley, Lower House of Convocation (Westminster) to Reverend M. Fowler. Not able to attend Meeting. [n.d.]

Lord Carnarvon (London) to E.W. Benson. Cannot attend Meeting. [20 June 1887]

Sir F. Goldsmid (Campden Hill) to Reverend M. Fowler. Will be present. [22 June 1887]

O.H. Jones (Cowbridge) to E.W. Benson. Will attend, 22 June 1887 (File f. 127)

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Sir W. Farquhar (Dorking) to E.W. Benson. Unable to attend C.M.S, 23 June 1887 (File ff. 128-129)

Bishop of Truro to E.W. Benson. Dr Westcott for Board of Missions, 23 June 1887 (File ff. 130-133)

Includes: Sir W. Farquhar (Dorking) to E.W. Benson; thanks for letter of explanation. Encloses 'Intercessory Prayer Union on Behalf of the Irish Church'. [26 June 1887]

'Intercessory Prayer Union on Behalf of the Irish Church'. (Printed) (File f. 134)

Fred A. White (London) to E.W. Benson. Will attend Meeting, 27 June 1887 (File ff. 135-136)

John G. Talbot, Royal Commission on the Education Acts (Whitehall) to E.W. Benson. Unable to attend, 29 June 1887 (File ff. 137-138)

Canon Westcott (Westminster) to E.W. Benson. Anxious to be present, 1 July 1887 (File ff. 139-140)

Earl of Devon (London) to E.W. Benson. Unable to attend, 2 July 1887 (File f. 141)

H. Gibson (Ongar) to E.W. Benson. Unable to attend, 2 July 1887 (File f. 143)

Board of Missions … First Meeting, 4 July 1887 (File ff. 145-147)

Notes on Meeting (File ff. 148-157)

Archbishops of Canterbury and York and Bishop of London, 6 July 1887 (File ff. 158-159)

Printed letter on evils caused by introduction of intoxicating liquors among native races in Colonies and Dependencies.

Board of Missions. First Meeting (File ff. 160-161)

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Board of Missions … The first Meeting … (Printed) (File f. 162)

Canon E. Jacob (Ormskirk) to Reverend M. Fowler. His speech at Board of Missions Meeting, 8 July 1887 (File ff. 163-165)

Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge Office for Board of Missions.

Includes:

[Unknown] Kenny to Reverend M. Fowler. Report of his speech; asks to be excused from the Committee. [8 July 1887]

W.H. Grove, Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (London) to Reverend M. Fowler, 12 July 1887 (File ff. 166-167)

Appointment with the Archbishop.

Includes:

Note on back of envelope addressed to Reverend M. Fowler.

[J.H. ? Kenny], House of Commons to E.W. Benson, 13 July 1887 (File ff. 168-169)

President of a Society ought to be on the Board rather than the Committee.

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Note on appointment with W.H. Grove, 14 July 1887 (File f. 170)

Reverend M. Fowler. Litho letter enclosing Report (f. 173-176), 20 July 1887 (File f. 171)

Board of Missions. Reprint from the Guardian, July 1877 (File ff. 173-176)

Correspondence, 22 July 1887 - 27 September 1887 (File ff. 177-183)

Includes:

Bishop Charles Perry (Llandaff) to Reverend M. Fowler. Thanks for Report. [22 July 1887]

Sir W. Farquhar (Dorking) to E.W. Benson. His nomination on the Board of Missions; has read Report of meeting. [23 July 1887]

Notes of expenses and meetings.

Notice of meeting of Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge. (Duplicated) [27 September 1887]

E.W. Benson to W.H. Grove. Objects of Board of Missions, 2 October 1887 (File f. 184)

Hopes Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge will make a grant.

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Printed copy of letter between Benson and Grove (f.184), with duties of Board of Missions, 2 October 1887 (File f. 185)

Reverend W.H. Grove, Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge to E.W. Benson, 20 October 1887 (File ff. 186-187)

.Committee will consider the proposal for funds.

E.W. Benson to Reverend W.H. Grove, 24 October 1887 (File f. 188)

Reasons for applying to Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge for grant. (Copy).

Correspondence, 30 December 1887 - 20 February 1888 (File ff. 189-192)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to R.T. Davidson, Dean of Windsor; application to Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge for grant. (Draft) [30 December 1887]

Canon Edgar Jacob (London) to Reverend M. Fowler. Next meeting of the Board; lists of Sub-Committees. [9 February 1888]

Canon Edgar Jacob (Portsea) to Reverend M. Fowler. Asks for return of Bishop of Truro's letter. [20 February 1888]

E.W. Benson to Canon E. Jacob. Date for Meeting of Board of Missions. (Copy), 22 February 1888 (File ff. 194-195)

Correspondence, 2 March 1888 - 6 April 1888 (File ff. 196-199)

Includes:

General Robert Maclagan (London) to Reverend M. Fowler. Meeting of Board of Missions. [2 March 1888]

Canon E. Jacob (Portsea) to Reverend M. Fowler. Encloses agenda. [6 April 1888]

E.W. Benson. Note of addition to agenda. [n.d.]

Canon E. Jacob (London) to E.W. Benson. Agenda paper, 13 April 1888 (File ff. 200-203)

Wants names of experts. With remarks by E.W. Benson.

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Reverend M. Fowler, Chaplain (Lambeth) to Canon Jacob. Replies to points raised in his letter, 19 April 1888 (File ff. 204-205)

Reverend H.W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to Reverend M. Fowler. Grants for 1889, 23 April 1888 (File f. 206)

Ref. W.H. Grove, Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (London) to Reverend M. Fowler, 11 June 1888 (File ff. 207-208)

Payment of grant in two annual installments.

Board of Missions. Minutes of Meeting …, 21 November 1887 (File ff. 209-211)

Includes: E.W. Benson note. [n.d.]

Series. Volume 69. Official Letters, Home, 24 July 1888

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H.J.C. Harper (Christchurch) to Benson, commends Reverend J. Chaffers - Welsh, 24 July 1888 (File ff. 324-325)

Series. Volume 70. Official Letters, Home, 13 December 1888 - 11 November 1889

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Correspondence, 13 December 1888 - 11 November 1889 (File ff. 380-384)

Includes:

E.W. Benson and H.W. Lee. Notes of Colonial Bishops appointed without reference to the Archbishop. [11 November 1889]

Reverend F. Whittington (London) to E.W. Benson. Disabilities of Colonial Clergy seeking work in England. [13 December 1888]

E.W. Benson to Reverend F. Whittington. Draft answer to f. 383. [19 December 1888]

Correspondence, 15 April 1889 - 7 May 1889 (File ff. 385-392)

Includes:

J. Algernon Brown, Siamese Legation (London) to Reverend M. Donaldson. Seeks an appointment. [4 May 1889]

'Colonial and Indian Guardianship Association'; (Printed with manuscript list of names).

J. Algernon Brown to E.W. Benson; asks that his name be included in Colonial and Indian Guardianship Association. [7 May 1889]

Sir Wm. Muir (University of Edinburgh) to E.W. Benson. Introduces Algernon Brown. [15 April 1889]

J. Algernon Brown to Reverend M. Donaldson. Encloses circular, 11 May 1889 (File ff. 393-396)

Includes: 'Colonial and Indian Guardianship Association' (Printed with manuscript names of Council and Educational Advisers)

J. Algernon Brown to Reverend M. Donaldson. Letter of thanks, 22 May 1889 (File f. 397)

'Order of Ceremonial for the Consecration of the Reverend Henry Hutchinson Montgomery M.A. … as Bishop of Tasmania'. (Printed), 1 May 1889 (File ff. 447-448)

Series. Volume 72. Official Letters, Home, 27 February 1889 - 4 June 1889

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J. Bridger, Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (Liverpool) to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes, 27 February 1889 (File ff. 103-104)

Form of prayer for emigrants.

Note on letters from Bridger re form of prayer for emigrants, 4 June 1889 (File f. 105)

Series. Volume 74. Official Letters, Home, 23 June 1886 - 9 December 1889

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W.G. Cowie, Bishop of Auckland (Auckland). Testimonial for E.B.S. Mercer. (Copy), 23 June 1886 (File f. 302)

'Board of Missions … Minutes of Meeting … '. (Printed), 23 April 1888 (File ff. 323-324)

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Edgar Jacob and Robert Maclagan, Honourary Secretary, Board of Missions to E.W. Benson, 25 April 1888 (File f. 325)

Printed letter enclosing Memorandum.

'Board of Missions … Memorandum on the Responsibility of Churchmen, with Respect to Foreign Missions, prepared by the Reverend Dr Westcott … ' (Printed) (File ff. 327-328)

Edgar Jacob and Robert Maclagan to E.W. Benson. Resolution of February 1888. (Printed), 9 May 1888 (File ff. 329-330)

'Board of Missions … A Meeting …' (Printed), 23 July 1888 (File ff. 331-332)

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Robert Maclagan to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes, 9 November 1888 (File f. 333)

Has filled in figure in proof; sent to printer.

Board of Missions … report by the Hon. Secretaries to the Committee … (Printed), 22 February 1889 (File ff. 335-336)

Board of Missions … Enquiries regarding Colonial Dioceses. (Printed), 1 March 1889 (File ff. 337-339)

Board of Missions…Enquiries regarding the State of Missions in India, Burmah, Ceylon, and Straits Settlements. (Printed) (File ff. 343-345)

Board of Missions … Distribution of the Papers of Enquiries. (Printed), 22 February 1889 (File f.349)

Board of Missions … Conference …, 20 May 1889 (File f. 350)

Edgar Jacob and Robert Maclagan, Honourary Secretaries, Board of Missions to E.W. Benson, [n.d.] (File ff. 351-352)

Four vacancies among Members of the Board of Missions.

E.W. Benson. Note on Board Members, [n.d.] (File f. 353)

Convocation of Canterbury. Board of Missions. Resolutions, 4 July 1884 (File f. 354)

Canon E. Jacob (Portsea) to E.W. Benson. Enquiries to be addressed to the Church abroad, 7 March 1889 (File ff. 355-356)

Asks if he will authorise a Conference.

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Correspondence, 4 June 1889 - 26 June 1889 (File ff. 357-361)

Includes:

Canon E. Jacob (Portsea) to E.W. Benson. Encloses Minutes of meeting for remarks. With note E.W. Benson. [4 June 1889]

Canon E. Jacob, Board of Missions (London) to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes; objection taken to Minutes by the Archbishop of York. (Copy) [26 June 1889]

'Papers enclosed to Reverend A.H. Baynes with Canon Jacob's letter …'

Correspondence, 28 June 1889 - 11 August 1889 (File ff. 362-367a)

Includes:

Bishop Charles P. Scott (London) to Canon Jacob. The China Church; has been preaching for Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. [28 June 1889]

Canon E. Jacob (Ambleside) to E.W. Benson. Can he take part in opening services of new Church in October?; Lay members of the Board of Missions. [6 August 1889]

Canon E. Jacob (Ambleside) to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes. Archbishop of York's letter. [11 August 1889]

Canon E. Jacob and Robert Maclagan, Honourary Secretaries, Board of Missions (London) to E.W. Benson, 1 October 1889 (File f. 367b)

Papers of enquiry relating to Missions. (Printed).

Canon E. Jacob, Robert Maclagan and R. Long, Covenor of York, 1 October 1889 (File f. 367c)

Circular printed letter on forms of enquiry for information relating to Missions.

3 letters from Robert Maclagan to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes, 31 October 1889 - 16 November 1889 (File ff. 368-372)

Includes:

Robert Maclagan to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes; asks for further sum. Vote of Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge for Board of Missions. [31 October 1889]

Robert Maclagan to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes. Thanks for second grant. [9 November 1889]

Robert Maclagan to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes. Minutes of last meeting; asks about an office for opening meetings of Board of Missions and Committees. [16 November 1889]

Correspondence, 28 November 1889 - 9 December 1889 (File ff. 373-378)

Includes:

Archbishop of York (York) to E.W. Benson. Minutes of Board of Missions. [28 November 1889]

Robert Maclagan to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes. Encloses copy of Minutes of meeting 3 June. [9 December 1889]

Memorandum on correspondence between the Archbishop of York and Canon Jacob.

Series. Volume 77. Official Letters, Home, 12 August 1889 - 15 January 1890

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Reverend Thomas Taylor (London) to E.W. Benson, 6 January 1890 (File ff. 411-412)

Encloses letters from the Bishop of North Queensland. Seeks work in England.

George H. Stanton, Bishop of Queensland to E.W. Benson. Recommends Reverend Thomas Taylor, 25 October 1889 (File f. 413)

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Reverend Thomas Taylor (London) to E.W. Benson. Thanks for reply, 15 January 1890 (File ff. 414-415)

Reverend M. Tebbs (Auckland, New Zealand) to E.W. Benson, 12 August 1889 (File ff. 418-420)

Seeks work in England. With list of references.

Series. Volume 79. Official Letters, Home, Foreign, 18 April 1888 - 11 February 1890

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W.T.T. Webber, Bishop of Brisbane (Brisbane) to E.W. Benson. Reverend J.H.L. Zillman, 10 March 1889 (File ff. 213-216)

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W.T.T. Webber, Bishop of Brisbane (Brisbane) to E.W. Benson. Supplements letter on Reverend J.H.L. Zillman, 18 March 1889 (File ff. 217-218)

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Reverend J.H.L. Zillman (Exeter) to E.W. Benson, 11 May 1889 (File ff. 219-220)

Requests him to reconsider decision on extension of application to officiate. Anxious to remain in England.

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Thomas Archer, Agent General for Queensland (London) to E.W. Benson, 16 May 1889 (File f. 221)

Requests extension of license of Reverend J.H.L. Zillman.

Canon V. Harcourt Aldham (Lostwithiel) to E.W. Benson. Encloses letter from Reverend J.H.L. Zillman, 17 May 1889 (File ff. 223-226)

Recommends him for permission to be extended.

Includes:

Reverend J.H.L. Zillman (Exeter) to Canon Aldham. Asks for help; plans to go to America on way back to Australia. [13 May 1889]

Bishop of New York (New York) to E.W. Benson. Reverend J.H.L. Zillman temporarily licensed to officiate, 10 June 1889 (File ff. 227-230)

Includes: Reverend J.H.L. Zillman (New York) to E.W. Benson; could not obtain work in New York, obliged to return to England. [11 June 1889]

Reverend J.H.L. Zillman ([?], Canada) to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes, 31 October 1889 (File ff. 231-234)

Reasons why the Archbishop should not be influenced by letter from the Bishop of Brisbane. Asks permission to work in England.

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E.W. Benson to [Reverend J.H.L. Zillman]. Cannot comply with request, 19 November 1889 (File f. 235)

Reverend J.H.L. Zillman ([unknown], Canada) to E.W. Benson. Testimonials from Goulburn, Sydney and Brisbane, 2 December 1889 (File ff. 236-237)

His editorial work in Brisbane.

W.T.T. Webber, Bishop of Brisbane (Brisbane) to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes, 11 February 1890 (File ff. 238-239)

Archbishop can mention any facts in his letter on Reverend J.H.L. Zillman. His refusal of a license.

Hon. Ch. Campbell, late Chancellor to the Bishop of Goulburn 'for his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury'. Australian Synod, [n.d.] (File ff. 322-324)

Creation of Primate or Archbishop. Authority of half lay Synod. Revision of prayer book.

Sydney Morning Herald. Cutting 'Synod of the Diocese of Sydney', 18 April 1888 (File f. 325)

Series. Volume 80. Official Letters, Foreign, 24 October 1887 - 1889

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Reverend T. Tapley Short, Wesleyan Methodist Conference (London) to E.W. Benson, 7 November 1889 (File f. 140)

Protest at rumour of appointment of a Bishop of Fiji.

E.W. Benson. Note on proposed Bishopric of Fiji (File ff. 142-144)

Includes: Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes (Addington) to Reverend T. Tapley Short; The Archbishop not aware of any further movement in Fiji Bishopric. [21 December 1889]

A.S. Cleghorn (Honolulu) to E.W. Benson. Transmits copy of ff. 175-180, 12 February 1889 (File f. 173)

Minutes of a Meeting of the Building Committee of St. Andrews Cathedral (Honolulu), 14 January 1889 (File ff. 175-180)

Alfred Willis, Bishop of Honolulu (Honolulu) to E.W. Benson. Resolutions of Cathedral Building Committee, 13 March 1889 (File ff. 181-182)

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'Report of Meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Anglican Church in Hawaii'. (Printed), 1889 (File ff. 183-191)

'Honolulu. To place matter in fair light before Abp. Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, and London Branch of S. Andrew's Cathedral Bldg. Comee.', 4 April 1889 (File ff. 193-194)

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Captain H.W. Mist, Cathedral Building Committee (Honolulu) to E.W. Benson. Explanation of dates of ff. 196-205. (Duplicated), 19 September 1889 (File f. 195)

Cathedral Building Committee (Honolulu) to E.W. Benson, 4 April 1889 (File ff. 196-205)

Appeal for advice on relations between the Bishop of Honolulu and some Clergy and laity. Position of land owned by Trustees. Alleged liability of fund. (Duplicated)

'To accompany plan of Anglican Church proper in Honolulu' (File f. 206)

(Duplicated)

Plan at back of volume

Alfred Willis, Bishop of Honolulu (Honolulu) to E.W. Benson. Position of affairs in Diocese, 25 September 1889 (File ff. 207-208)

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E.W. Benson to H.W. Lee. Note, with reply, 13 November 1889 (File f. 209)

E.W. Benson to Captain H.W. Mist. Unable to comply with request, 25 November 1889 (File f. 210)

With note 13 November H.W. Lee to E.W. Benson. (Copy)

'The Diocese of Labuan'. Signed H.W. Lee, 24 October 1887 (File f. 277)

Correspondence, 11 August 1888 - 29 October 1889 (File ff. 278-282)

Includes:

Henry Lansdell, at sea near Rangoon, to E.W. Benson. Account of his travels. [10 April 1889]

Henry Lansdell (Bangkok) to E.W. Benson. Has sailed down the coast to Singapore. [29 October 1889]

W.G. Cowie, Bishop of Auckland (London) to Reverend M. Fowler; asks for return of license belonging to a Lay Reader in Auckland. [11 August 1888]

E.W. Benson. Note on lay readers in Colonies, [n.d.] (File f. 283)

Reverend Henry W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to E.W. Benson, 18 October 1889 (File f. 293)

Encloses copy of letter from Reverend W. Floyd (Fiji).

Reverend William Floyd (Levuka, Fiji) to Reverend W. Tucker. Copy extract of letter on Diocese of Fiji, 16 July 1889 (File f. 294)

Asks advice on marrying unbaptised catechumens.

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Reverend H. Bailey (Worthing) to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes. His reply on marriage of unbaptised persons, 4 November 1889 (File ff. 295-296)

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Bishop T.V. French (Chislehurst) to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes, 21 November 1889 (File ff. 299-302)

Practice of Latin Church in India for Christian marriage. Advice to Central African Mission. Proposes selection of services.

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Reverend R.H. Codrington (Wadhurst, Sussex) to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes, 27 November 1889 (File ff. 303-304)

His opinion on marriage of unbaptised persons.

E.W. Benson to Reverend H.W. Tucker. Question of marriage of unbaptised converts from heathenism (File ff. 305-306)

'Church Gazette v. The Primacy. Case for the Decision of the Standing Commission of the General Synod of the Church of the Province of New Zealand'. (Printed) (File ff. 390-391)

Series. Volume 81. Official Letters, Foreign and Home, 1881 - 19 March 1890

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Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney (S.S. Parramatta, Red Sea) to E.W. Benson, 23 October 1888 (File ff. 1-6)

Desirable that the title of Archbishop be conferred on the Bishop of Sydney. Home reunion. Lambeth degrees for Colonial Clergy.

Sir J. Parker Deane (London) to E.W. Benson. Opinion on request of the Bishop of Sydney, 19 November 1888 (File ff. 7-8)

Sir J. Parker Deane (London) to E.W. Benson, 8 December 1888 (File ff. 9-10)

Abstract of letter to the Archbishop giving objections to the Bishop of Sydney being made Archbishop.

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F. Temple, Bishop of London to E.W. Benson. Concurs with Sir James Deane's objections, 8 December 1888 (File f. 11)

E.W. Benson. 'Degrees for Colonial Clergy', 19 December 1888 (File ff. 12-13)

Includes: Note on degrees.

Lambeth Degrees; E.W. Benson to A. Barry, Bishop of Sydney, 10 December 1888 (File ff. 14-16)

Includes:

E.W. Benson. Note

Lambeth Degrees. (Printed)

E.W. Benson to A. Barry, Bishop of Sydney. Has consulted the Vicar General, encloses his opinion; replies to questions on Home reunion and Lambeth degrees. (Copy) [10 December 1888]

2 letters from Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney (Sydney) to E.W. Benson, 14 February 1889 (File ff. 17-20)

Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney (Sydney) to E.W. Benson. Visit of the Bishop of Rochester. Bishop of Lincoln's trial. [14 February 1889]

Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney (Sydney) to E.W. Benson. Regrets objection to title of Archbishop; interest in subject of home reunion. Thanks for consideration of degrees. [14 February 1889]. Although described individually, this letter was originally microfilmed with a page from another letter. The last page of the letter described can be found at the beginning of nla.obj-1064110988.

E.W. Benson to Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney. Title of Archbishop; difficulties to various authorities. (Copy), 21 March 1889 (File f. 21)

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Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney (S.S. Orient, English Channel) to E.W. Benson. Acknowledges letter of 21 March, 20 June 1889 (File f. 22)

Has left Sydney. Correspondence in hands of the Vicar General. (Copy)

Bishop of Bedford (Upper Clapton) to E.W. Benson, 30 July 1889 (File ff. 23-25)

Webb-Peploe of St. Pauls (Onslow Square) recommended to succeed Barry as Bishop of Sydney.

Includes:

G.W. Kennion, Bishop of Adelaide (Adelaide) to E.W. Benson; protest against consecration of Canon Saumarez Smith as Bishop of Sydney and Primate of Australia. [23 September 1889]

Augustus Sturcke, Secretary, Church Office (Adelaide) to E.W. Benson, 23 September 1889 (File f. 26)

Forwards documents with protest of the Bishop of Adelaide.

'The Church of England in Australia and Tasmania. Proceedings of the General Synod of the Dioceses in Australia and Tasmania, 1881'. (Typed sheet) (File f. 27)

'An Ordinance to Provide for the Appointment of Bishops to the See of Sydney'. (Printed), 1882 (File ff. 28-29)

Augustus Sturcke, Registrar of the Diocese of Adelaide (Adelaide) to W. Barlow (Victoria Square, Adelaide), 14 September 1889 (File ff. 30-36)

Election of Canon Smith to Primacy. Case submitted for the Opinion of Counsel.

William Barlow (Adelaide) to the Registrar of the Diocese of Adelaide. Opinion of Counsel. (Copy), 18 September 1889 (File ff. 38-39)

William Barlow (Adelaide) to the Registrar of the Diocese of Adelaide. Reasons for Opinion. (Copy), 18 September 1889 (File ff. 40-50)

Mesac Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn (Goulburn) to G.W. Kennion, Bishop of Adelaide. Majority has voted for Maule, 31 July 1889 (File f. 51)

If he should not accept would Kennion vote for Canon Smith.

G.W. Kennion, Bishop of Adelaide (North Adelaide) to Mesac Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn, 6 August 1889 (File ff. 52-53)

Protests against the way Canon Saumarez Smith was elected. Requests that names of two eligible Clergymen be laid before the Bishops of Australia and Tasmania to make their choice. (Copy)

Bishop of Goulburn to Bishop of Adelaide. Majority voted for Canon Smith, who has accepted, 10 August 1889 (File f. 54)

Bishop of Goulburn to Bishop of Adelaide, 12 August 1889 (File f. 55)

Official letter sent to the Dean of Sydney that the Bishops had elected Dr S. Smith. (Copy).

Bishop of Adelaide (Port Wakefield) to Bishop of Goulburn. Appointment of Canon Smith, 19 August 1889 (File f. 56-58)

Feels it his duty to carry protest to the Archbishop of Canterbury if it is not listened to in Australia. Bishops of Australia and Tasmania allowed no discretion in choice of their Primate.

Bishop of Goulburn to Bishop of Adelaide. Sends copy of letter written to the Bishop of Brisbane, 20 August 1889 (File f. 59)

Surprised and grieved at publication of letter protesting. (Copy)

Bishop of Goulburn to Bishop of Brisbane. Offer to Mr Maule could only be offered by the President of the Sydney Synod, 19 August 1889 (File ff. 60-62)

Complains of publications of protests, implored him and the Bishop of Adelaide to abstain from further obstruction and proceedings in the matter. (Copy)

Bishop of Adelaide to Bishop of Goulburn, 24 August 1889 (File f. 63)

Asks if an official report of voting for Maule was made to the President of the Sydney Synod and consequent procedure. (Copy).

William M. Cowper, Diocesan Registry to Reverend B.C. Stephenson. Primacy question, 27 August 1889 (File ff. 64-66)

Only two courses of action laid down in the ordinance for the appointment of a Bishop. Questions argument of one name submitted to the Bishops. Dr Saumarez Smith is now Bishop Elect of Sydney, Metropolitan of New South Wales and Primate of Australia and Tasmania. (Copy)

F.F. Goe, Bishop of Melbourne (Melbourne) to G.W. Kennion, Bishop of Adelaide, 10 August 1889 (File ff. 67-68)

Defect in working of present law of election of the Primate should be rectified. Did not know that Maule would decline offer. Position must be accepted. (Copy)

W.T.T. Webber, Bishop of Brisbane (Brisbane) to 'My Dear Bishop', 13 August 1889 (File ff. 69-70)

Bishop of Goulburn has acted with indecency in his hasty action. He has objected to the Bishop of Goulburn all along. (Copy)

James F. Turner, Bishop of of Grafton & Armidale (Lismore) to M. Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn, 26 August 1889 (File ff. 71-72)

Had taken exception and been sat upon by the Chancellors of Sydney and Goulburn. Position almost identical with that which preceded the election of the late Primate. Synod of Sydney must submit three names, and vote again. (Copy)

G.W. Kennion, Bishop of Adelaide to Lord Knutsford. Petition to the Queen against consecration of Canon Saumarez Smith, 23 September 1889 (File ff. 73-74)

Encloses Opinion of Counsel and correspondence. (Copy)

Petition to the Queen. Signed by G.W. Kennion, Bishop of Adelaide, 23 September 1889 (File ff. 75-82)

p. 2 of telegram in protest against Gould Shaw Solicitors, [n.d.] (File f. 83)

M. Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn (Goulburn) to E.W. Benson, 25 September 1889 (File ff. 84-85)

Reporting on proceedings connected with the election of the Bishop of Sydney and Primate.

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Gould and Shaw, Solicitors (Sydney) to E.W. Benson, 25 September 1889 (File f. 86)

Instructed by the Bishops protesting against election of Canon Smith to send copy of Opinion of Counsel.

London Offices of The Age, South Australian Advertiser and Sydney Daily Telegraph to E.W. Benson, 30 September 1889 (File ff. 87-88)

Philip Mennell, London correspondent of the Melbourne Age, asks if recent protest against appointment of Canon Smith will affect the date fixed for his consecration.

Correspondence, 3 October 1889 - 31 October 1889 (File ff. 89-94)

Includes:

W.T.T. Webber, Bishop of Brisbane (Rockhampton) to E.W. Benson; opinion of Counsel on election of Dr Smith; he should withdraw his acceptance. Gives notice of a motion dissevering the Primacy from the See of Sydney. His pastoral tour. [3 October 1889]

R.T. D[avidson to E.W. Benson]. One possible Primate on Australian shores; could not think of interfering in matter so Australian as site of the Primacy. [n.d.]

J.W. Kennion, Bishop of Adelaide to R.T. Davidson, Dean of Windsor. His protest against manner of Canon Smith's election; gives case. Received 21 October 1889. (copy) [n.d.]

Editor of The Guardian (London) to E.W. Benson; asks permission to publish the Bishop of Adelaide's protest against the consecration of Canon Saumarez Smith as Bishop of Sydney. [31 October 1889]

Correspondence, 4 November 1889 - 7 November 1889 (File ff. 96-102)

Includes:

Visiting card. George Tarran, The Guardian

Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes, Chaplain (Lambeth) to the Editor of The Guardian; no objection to publication of the Bishop of Adelaide's letter. [4 November 1889]

Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes to [unknown]. Encloses letter to the Bishop of Adelaide for approval. [6 November 1889]

Bishop Charles Perry (Regents Park) to E.W. Benson; accompanying letter from Mr Gordon who was an eminent barrister in New South Wales and Chancellor of the Diocese of Sydney, on election of Dr Saumarez Smith. [7 November 1889]

[A. Gordon ?] to Bishop Perry. Validity of election of Dr Saumarez Smith to the Primacy, 29 October 1889 (File ff. 103-106)

Augustus Sturcke (Adelaide) to M.B. Phillips (Lambeth Palace). Bishop of Bathurst voted in favour of Canon Smith, 7 November 1889 (File f. 107)

H.W. Lee. Draft of answer to the Bishop of Adelaide's letter enclosing protest, 7 November 1889 (File ff. 108-109)

With amendments by E.W. Benson.

Correspondence, 3 November 1889 - 8 November 1889 (File ff. 110-115)

Includes:

E.W. Benson to the Dean [of Windsor]. Encloses and comments on Lee's draft. (Copy) [3 November 1889]

R.T. Davidson, Dean of Windsor to E.W. Benson. Lee's draft reply open to criticism; undesirable that the Archbishop should refuse to exercise any powers which Colonial Churches might think belong to him. Sees no reason why modified reply should not go to Adelaide. Points for consideration. Case of Waiapu in 1877. [5 November 1889]

Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes, Chaplain (Addington) to the Editor of The Guardian; papers on Protest of Bishop of Adelaide are with Mr Lee. [8 November 1889]

Lord Knutsford to E.W. Benson. Draft of f. 118, 11 November 1889 (File ff. 116-117)

Correspondence, 11 November 1889 - 12 November 1889 (File ff. 118-122)

Includes:

Lord Knutsford, Colonial Office to E.W. Benson; Bishop of Adelaide urging that no steps be taken for consecration of Canon Saumarez Smith pending question of validity of his election. [11 November 1889]

George Tarran, Assistant Sub-Editor of The Guardian. Receipt for Protest of the Bishop of Adelaide, and for return. [12 November 1889]

Thursday. George Tarran, The Guardian [to H.W. Lee]. Returns Protest; asks about publishing letter sent to Sydney.

Wm. Saumarez Smith, St. Aidan's College (Birkenhead) to E.W. Benson; Dean of Sydney will transmit documents for consecration - no real weight in objections, election procedure valid. Dean expected to have Chancellor's legal opinion in day or two. Asks for an interview. [12 November 1889]

Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes to H.W. Lee. Sends Opinion of Chancellor and letters from the Dean, 16 November 1889 (File f. 123)

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H.W. Lee. Papers A in favour of the election, B are adverse, formal protest lodged at Colonial Office, 18 November 1889 (File ff. 124-125)

Not possible for the Archbishop to arbitrate. He thinks the election is bad.

Wm. Saumarez Smith (Birkenhead) to E.W. Benson. Asks to defer consultation, 18 November 1889 (File ff. 126-128)

No irregularity in election. Surprised to see the Bishop of Adelaide's protest published in The Guardian.

Includes:

Telegram. Spence (Birkenhead) to E.W. Benson. Is the Archbishop satisfied with Canon Smith's election? [18 November 1889]

Correspondence, 19 November 1889 - 21 November 1889 (File ff. 129-133)

Includes:

E.W. Benson (Birmingham) to H.W. Lee. Letter from the Bishop of Goulburn; church in Australia being dragged through the mire. Election arbitration. [19 November 1889]

Wm. Saumarez Smith (Birkenhead) to E.W. Benson. Invitation to Addington Park; three main points of conference. Bishop of Adelaide's protest in The Guardian. Has received views of Mr Gordon, former Chancellor of the Diocese of Sydney. [20 November 1889]

Harry W. Lee to E.W. Benson. Australian mail goes tomorrow. With comments E.W. Benson. [21 November 1889]

Lord Knutsford, Colonial office to Earl of Kintore, 21 November 1889 (File ff. 134-135)

Has received letter and petition with documents from the Bishop of Adelaide on election of Canon Saumarez Smith. Should be forwarded through him (Draft).

Correspondence, [November 1889] (File ff. 136-147)

Includes:

R.T. D[avidson]. Note on place of consecration. [n.d.]

E.W. Benson to the Bishop of Goulburn. Draft of letter (ff. 141-143) [November 1889]

E.W. Benson to the Bishop of Goulburn; has received documents on procedures for election, with Protest. He ought not be called upon to settle so grave a question. Submits his views. [22 November 1889]

Harry W. Lee to Reverend W.M. Cowper, Diocesan Registry (Sydney). Acknowledges receipt of documents. [22 November 1889]

Harry W. Lee to Reverend W.M. Cowper; acknowledges letter enclosing Copy of Opinion of the Chancellor of the Diocese of Sydney. [22 November 1889]

E.W. Benson to Canon Saumarez Smith. Will be glad to see him on Monday; not in position to form judgement on validity of election - could suggest points for consideration. Could not undertake to apply to the Crown for a Mandate. (Copy) [22 November 1889]

E.W. Benson. 'Points brought out by Saumarez Smith', [n.d.] (File f. 148)

Telegram. Mennell, Sydney Telegraph Office to E.W. Benson. Asks if difficulty has been settled, 26 November 1889 (File ff. 149-151)

Includes: Wm. Saumarez Smith (Birkenhead) to E.W. Benson; asks for official documents transmitted from Sydney for an exact knowledge of all facts bearing upon his position. Mr Gordon maintains validity of his election. Will write to the Bishop of Goulburn and Dean of Sydney. [4 December 1889]

Correspondence, 6 December 1889 - 10 December 1889 (File ff. 152-156)

Includes:

Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes, Chaplain to H.W. Lee. Encloses letter from Saumarez Smith and reply, for approval. [6 December 1889]

E.W. Benson to Canon Saumarez Smith; different matter to place himself in the hands of the Bishop of Goulburn and Dean of Sydney. Has been asked to intervene, not free to give copies or accounts of the correspondence. (Copy) [7 December 1889]

Wm. Saumarez Smith to E.W. Benson. Surprised by content of his letter; will reserve any remarks or requests for future occasion. [10 December 1889]

Note by H.W. Lee. Letter quite correct, has not been bought into official contact with Canon Smith, 13 December 1889 (File f. 157)

M. Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn (Goulburn) to E.W. Benson, 27 December 1889 (File ff. 158-159)

Acknowledges letter of 22 November - will make it known to authorities of Diocese of Sydney. Facts to be borne in mind for understanding of election of Dr Saumarez Smith.

Correspondence, 7 January 1890 - 18 February 1890 (File ff. 160-163)

Includes:

M. Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn (Goulburn) to E.W. Benson; other considerations to be added to statement of facts in his communication of 27 December. [7 January 1890]

Bishop Charles Perry (Regents Park) to E.W. Benson; protest of Bishop of Adelaide likely to injure the Church in the Diocese of Sydney. Important that question be decided as speedily as possible. Asks him to pronounce a decision. [13 January 1890]

Note by H.W. Lee. Letters of 27 December and 7 January from the Bishop of Goulburn; difficulty would be overcome by consecration of Canon Smith in Australia. [18 February 1890]

E.W. Benson to the Bishop of Goulburn. Aware that three persons were selected by Synod of New South Wales, 20 February 1890 (File ff. 164-166)

Protest against mode in which third election was carried out. Deplores situation. (Copy)

Includes:

Lord Knutsford, Colonial Office to E.W. Benson; transmits copy of letter from the Bishop of Adelaide enclosing petition to the Queen. And letter from the Bishop of Goulburn asserting validity of election. [19 March 1890]

2 letters from D.F. Sandford, Bishop of Tasmania (Hobart) to E.W. Benson, 12 November 1888 - 3 December 1888 (File ff. 171-176)

Includes:

D.F. Sandford, Bishop of Tasmania (Hobart) to E.W. Benson. Readiness to accept offer made by the Bishop of Durham; work in the Diocese of Tasmania. [12 November 1888]

D.F. Sandford, Bishop of Tasmania (Hobart) to E.W. Benson. Decided in Synod to delegate election to See of Tasmania; type of man needed. Fears the Bishop of Bathurst may be unsettled by climate not suiting Mrs Camidge, his work in Bathurst. Apprehensive as to reception from Durham clergy. [3 December 1888]

D.F. Sandford, Bishop of Tasmania (Hobart) to H.W. Lee, 3 December 1888 (File ff. 177-178)

Synod has delegated appointment of a Bishop to See of Tasmania to Bishops of Winchester, Ely, Manchester and himself. Hopes to arrive February 20. With note by H.W. Lee.

Correspondence, 15 December 1888 - 10 February 1889 (File ff. 179-184)

Includes:

T.H. Dundas (San Remo, Italy) to E.W. Benson; asks if his nephew, at present Dean of Hobart, may be considered as the Bishop of Tasmania. [15 December 1888]

Bishop C.H. Bromby (Lichfield) to E.W. Benson. Encloses letter from Prebendary Hutchinson. [10 February 1889]

William Hutchinson (Llandidno) to Bishop Bromby; recommends Mr Willary, Rector of Thorganby, York for Diocese of Tasmania. [9 February 1889]

Correspondence, 12 February 1889 - 23 February 1889 (File ff. 185-190)

Includes:

Francis Hales, Archdeacon (Launceston) to E.W. Benson; as Administrator of the Diocese of Tasmania will forward consent of Australian Bishops to appointment. Disapprobation at offer of appointment to Reverend H. Brumby, son of a former Bishop. [12 February 1889]

Charles Ewart Butler, Grammar School (Hull) to the Bishop of Winchester; offers himself for consideration for the Diocese of Tasmania. Has many relations and friends in Australian Colony. [21 February 1889]

John Wm. Hawkins (Kensington) to E.W. Benson; canon Wm. Clavell Ingram of St. Matthews, Leicester for Bishopric of Tasmania. [23 February 1889]

Note on meeting of delegates (File ff. 191-192)

Includes: Telegram. Bishop Sandford. Will call Lambeth for directions tomorrow. [27 February 1889]

Francis Hales, Administrator of Diocese of Tasmania. Official consent of the Australian Bishops to the delegation by the Synod of Tasmania of the appointment of a successor, 26 February 1889 (File ff. 193-194)

Correspondence, 9 March 1889 - 10 March 1889 (File ff. 195-196)

Includes:

Bishop D.F. Sandford (Kensington) to E.W. Benson; on See of Tasmania the Bishop of Manchester would support Bishop Stanton's translation. Questions how long Bishop Stanton can go on, and whether a new Bishop would be beneficial. [9 March 1889]

Bishop of Ely to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes; Mr Bromby, late Dean of Hobart, now Vicar of St. Johns (Bethnall Green), would be an excellent appointment. [10 March 1889]

'W.W.W.' to the Bishop of Ely. Suggestion for Tasmania.

E.W. Benson. Note on Bishopric of Tasmania, [n.d.] (File f. 200)

F.W. Farrar (Westminster) to E.W. Benson, 11 March [1889] (File ff. 201-206)

Principles of Montgomery, ideally qualified for the post. Safe in nominating him.

Correspondence, 14 March 1889 - 18 March 1889 (File ff. 207-211)

Includes:

F.W. Farrar to E.W. Benson. Sends Montgomery's Parochial Statement. [14 March 1889]

E.W. Benson. Note on Bishop Sandford. [n.d.]

E.A. Vaughan (Temple) to E.W. Benson. Confidence in person mentioned. [16 March 1889]

Bishop of Manchester to E.W. Benson; thanks for account of clergyman to whom he resolves to offer the Bishopric of Tasmania. [18 March 1889]