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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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...

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)

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

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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)

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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...

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

Vacant See in 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...

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...

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

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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)

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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)

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

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

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

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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...

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...

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...

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)

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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...

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

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

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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...

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)

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

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

Says goodbye before leaving England...

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

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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...

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)

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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)

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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...

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)

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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)

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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...

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)

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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)

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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...

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...

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

Encloses and comments on f. 230-233...

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...

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...

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

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...

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

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

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)...

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)

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

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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

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)

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)

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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)

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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:...

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

Includes:...

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:...

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

Includes:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Includes:...

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...

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...

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.

Series. Volume 41. Official Letters, Foreign, 15 December 1885 - 1886

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 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...

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)...

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...

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:...

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:...

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...

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:...

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

Filmed selectively.

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...

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...

[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:...

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:...

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...

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

Includes:...

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

Includes:...

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

Includes:...

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

Includes:...

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:...

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:...

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...

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:...

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

Includes:...

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:...

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:...

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...

[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]

Series. Volume 44. Official Letters, Home, 5 January 1884 - 22 July 1888

Filmed selectively.

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)...

[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)...

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

Every case dealt with on its merits. (Copy)...

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:...

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

Inquires if report on Colonially ordained Clergymen is true...

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:...

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

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

Includes:...

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

Includes:...

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

Includes:...

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

Includes:...

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)

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:...

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:...

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

Series. Volume 47. Official Letters, Home, 1887

Filmed selectively.

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

Filmed selectively.

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:...

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'...

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...

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...

'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...

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...

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...

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...

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?...

'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:...

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:...

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

Includes:...

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

Includes:...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

'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

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...

'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

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)

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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...

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...

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:...

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

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)

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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...

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...

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:...

2 letters from Reverend H.O. Middleton to E.W. Benson, 3 April 1888 (File ff. 201-203)

Includes:...

Correspondence, 7 October 1887 - 6 October 1888 (File ff. 204-207)

Includes:...

2 letters from Reverend H.W. Tucker, 8 October 1888 (File ff. 208-209)

Includes:...

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)

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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

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...

Series. Volume 65. Official Letters, Foreign, 1888

3 letters from S.T. Nevill, Bishop of Dunedin to E.W. Benson, 13 October 1888 - 8 November 1888 (File ff. 46-53)

Includes:...

'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...

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:...

[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:...

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...

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)...

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:...

Correspondence, 13 December 1884 - 30 December 1884 (File ff. 62-69)

Includes:...

Correspondence, 2 January 1885 - 16 June 1885 (File ff. 70-73)

Includes:...

R.T. Davidson, Dean of Windsor to E.W. Benson. Sir James Philipps, suggested Missionary Conference, 15 November 1886 (File ff. 74-75)

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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:...

'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)...

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:...

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...

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...

[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...

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:...

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...

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 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:...

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...

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)

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Correspondence, 15 April 1889 - 7 May 1889 (File ff. 385-392)

Includes:...

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...

Correspondence, 4 June 1889 - 26 June 1889 (File ff. 357-361)

Includes:...

Correspondence, 28 June 1889 - 11 August 1889 (File ff. 362-367a)

Includes:...

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)

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Correspondence, 28 November 1889 - 9 December 1889 (File ff. 373-378)

Includes:...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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:...

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...

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...

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

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...

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:...

2 letters from Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney (Sydney) to E.W. Benson, 14 February 1889 (File ff. 17-20)

...

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...

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...

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:...

Correspondence, 4 November 1889 - 7 November 1889 (File ff. 96-102)

Includes:...

[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:...

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:...

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...

Correspondence, 19 November 1889 - 21 November 1889 (File ff. 129-133)

Includes:...

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:...

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:...

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:...

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)...

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 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:...

Correspondence, 12 February 1889 - 23 February 1889 (File ff. 185-190)

Includes:...

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:...

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:...

Correspondence, 19 March 1889 - 21 March 1889 (File ff. 213-220)

Includes:...

E.W. Benson to Archdeacon [F. Hales]. Questions report on election of Mr Bromby, 21 March 1889 (File ff. 221-222)

Has agreed to nominate Reverend H.H. Montgomery. (Copy)

Cutting on appointment of Reverend H.H. Montgomery to Bishopric of Tasmania, [n.d.] (File f. 223)

Bishop D.F. Sandford (Bishop Auckland) to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes. Acknowledges note and enclosure, 29 March 1889 (File f. 224)

H.H. Montgomery (Kennington) to Mr Donaldson, 30 March 1889 (File ff. 226-229)

Dean of Westminster will delegate his duties to Archdeacon Farrar for the consecration. April 25 the most convenient day.

Correspondence, 2 April 1889 - 4 May 1889 (File ff. 230-234)

Includes:...

Francis Hales, Administrator of the Diocese of Tasmania to E.W. Benson, 10 April 1889 (File ff. 236-237)

Choice of H.H. Montgomery as Bishop of Tasmania...

F. Hales (Launceston, Tasmania) to E.W. Benson, 1 May 1889 (File ff. 240-241)

Thanks for choice of a new Bishop. His salary.

Series. Volume 83. Official Letters, Home, 1890

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Memorandum. Ordination of a Deacon for the Bishop of Ballarat, [n.d.] (File f. 428)

Series. Volume 87. Official Letters, Home, 3 February 1881 - 14 February 1882

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Convocation of Canterbury. Lower House. Report of Committee Appointed June 1st, 1880, on the Establishment of a Board of Missions, 3 February 1881 (File ff. 236-239)

(Printed)...

[Unknown] (London) to Bishop [unknown] Points to be considered by Board, 21 July 1881 (File ff. 240-243)

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Note, with dates, on setting up the Board of Missions, [n.d] (File ff. 244-245)

Board of Missions. Resolution, extract, 22 July 1881 (File ff. 246-247)

(Printed with manuscript amendments)

John Hassard, Doctor's Commons (London) to Bishop of Truro, 29 September 1881 (File ff. 248-249)

Suggested improvement to extract will be considered.

John Hassard to the Bishop of Truro. Representatives for the Diocese of Truro on the Board of Missions, 17 November 1881 (File f. 250)

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Board of Missions. Resolution, 14 February 1882 (File f. 251)

Series. Volume 90. Official Letters, Home, Foreign, 1887 - 1890

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Samuel Thornton, Bishop of Ballarat (Ballarat) to E.W. Benson. Forwards copies of Acts, 20 July 1887 (File f. 186)

Diocese of Ballarat. Acts of Church Assembly passed since May 1886, 1887 (File ff. 187-202)

Certified by Samuel Thornton, Bishop of Ballarat. (Printed)

S. Thornton, Bishop of Ballarat (Ballarat) to E.W. Benson. Forwards copies of Acts, 15 July 1890 (File f. 203)

Diocese of Ballarat. Copes of Acts passed since February 1889. (Printed), 1890 (File ff. 204-209)

W.T.T. Webber, Bishop of Brisbane (R.M.S. Australia, off Plymouth) to E.W. Benson. Account of visit to England, 8 January 1889 (File ff. 213-214)

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Bishop S.E. Marsden (Bristol) to E.W. Benson. Encloses f. 217, 13 June [1889] (File f. 215)

Alexander Gordon. Abstract of Memorandum concerning an Assistant Bishop of Brisbane, 8 June 1889 (File f. 217)

H.W. Wise, retired Captain of the Royal Navy (Honolulu) to E.W. Benson. Relations between the Bishop and the Church, 10 January 1890 (File ff. 303-304)

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G.S. Harris and C. Henry White (Honolulu) to E.W. Benson. Forwards copy of Memorial presented to Bishop Willis (f. 306), 9 September 1890 (File ff. 305-306)

Letterhead (Honolulu). To the Archbishop of Canterbury, 19 September 1890 (File f. 307)

The Principles of Government of the Anglican Church in Hawaii … by the Right Reverend Alfred Willis, D.D. …, Honolulu. (Printed), 1890 (File ff. 308-329)

Statement of Bishop as to Principles of Government of the Anglican Church in Hawaii, 30 August 1890 (File f. 330)

Signers of Memorial to the Bishop of Honolulu submit to the Archbishop of Canterbury a copy of same, 26 September 1890 (File f. 331)

Members of the second English speaking Congregation of St. Andrews Cathedral (Honolulu) to Bishop Willis, 17 September 1890 (File f. 333-334)

Desirability of his resigning.

Henry W. Tucker, Society of the Propagation of the Gospel to E.W. Benson, 8 October 1890 (File f. 335)

Reverend H.H. Gowen from Honolulu. Deplorable condition of Church there.

Herbert H. Gowen (Great Yarmouth) to [E.W. Benson]. Appointment at Addington Park, 4 November 1890 (File f. 336)

H.H. Gowen (Sudbury) to [E.W. Benson]. Sends statement, 11 November 1890 (File f. 338)

Statement submitted to His Grace the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury by Herbert Henry Gowan, Mission Priest of the Diocese of Honolulu. With notes, 07-1890; 08-1890 (File ff. 340-348)

A. Hoffnung, Hawaiian Legation (London) to E.W. Benson, 11 November 1890 (File ff. 350-351)

King of Hawaii has asked him to communicate his views on difficulty in Anglican Church.

Hawaiian Gazette. Cutting, 'Writ against Bishop Willis', 11 November (File f. 352)

Reverend H.H. Gowen, (Bures Vicarage, Suffolk) to [E.W. Benson]. Receipt for letter, 12 November 1890 (File f. 353)

Henry W. Tucker, Society of the Propagation of the Gospel to Reverend A.H. Baynes. Unhappy about Hawaii, 18 November 1890 (File f. 354)

The Bishop is a personal friend.

Sidney Francis Hoffnung, Hawaiian Legation (London) to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes, 24 November 1890 (File ff. 355-356)

A. Hoffnung has left England until February.

Theo. H. Davies (Liverpool) to E.W. Benson. Deplorable condition of Church in Hawaii, 3 December 1890 (File ff. 357-361)

With extract of letter received from Honolulu.

Reverend H.W. Tucker, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to E.W. Benson, 6 December 1890 (File f. 363)

Distressed by all he hears from Honolulu. T.H. Davies, Vice Consul reported for interfering with Church matters.

H.H. Gowen (Bath) to [Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes]. Encloses letter from the Bishop of Honolulu, 9 December 1890 (File f. 364)

Judgement of Supreme Court.

Alfred Willis, Bishop of Honolulu (Honolulu) to Reverend H.H. Gowen. Requests his resignation, 15 November 1890 (File f. 366)

H.H. Gowen (Shrewsbury) to Reverend A. Hamilton Baynes. Judgement of Supreme Court of Hawaii. Encloses cuttings, 10 December 1890 (File ff. 367-368)

G.G. Gowen (Great Yarmouth) to [Reverend A.H. Baynes]. Encloses cuttings, 19 December 1890 (File f. 369)

Cuttings on Church in Hawaii, 1890 (File ff. 371-373)

Mrs Annette Wodehouse (Honolulu) to Miss Benson. Encloses cuttings, 15 January 1891 (File ff. 374-377)

State of Church. Treatment of Reverend Gowen by Bishop Willis. Asks for Willis' resignation...

Card of James Hay Wodehouse, Commissioner and Consul General for Hawaiian Islands (File f. 378)

Cuttings on Anglican Church in Hawaii, 1890 (File ff. 379-381)

Series. Volume 92. Official Letters, Foreign and Home, 22 February 1890 - 17 June 1890

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Reverend Henry Handley Brown (Omata, New Zealand) to E.W. Benson, 22 February 1890 (File ff. 12-15)

French on drunkenness of Maoris (f. 14-15). Encloses copies of letters on complaint of Reverend H.B.

Reverend H.D. French (Canterbury) to E.W. Benson, 8 April 1890 (File ff. 16-17)

No object to Mr Brown publishing his letter of 25 December and reply...

Reverend H.H. Brown (Omata, New Zealand) to E.W. Benson, 27 May 1890 (File ff. 18-19)

Satisfied if Mr French would publish letters in a Kentish newspaper. Willing to drop the affair.

Wm. Saumarez Smith (Birkenhead) to E.W. Benson. Reason for withdrawal of acceptance of Bishopric of Sydney, 20 March 1890 (File ff. 120-121)

Has now received telegram from Dean Cowper of Sydney stating his election and is not accepting.

Telegram. Bishop of Goulburn to E.W. Benson. Canon Smith elected, 20 March 1890 (File f. 122)

H.H. Montgomery, Bishop of Tasmania (Melbourne) to the Bishop of Rochester, 23 March 1890 (File ff. 123-124)

Anxious time over election of Bishop of Sydney. (Copy).

Wm. Saumarez Smith (Birkenhead) to E.W. Benson. Documents sent to the Archbishop, 1 April 1890 (File f. 125)

Lord Knutsford, Colonial Office to E.W. Benson. Note from the Bishop of Adelaide on appointment. With copy of reply, 5 May 1890 (File ff. 126-127)

Lord Knutsford, Colonial Office to E.W. Benson, 10 May 1890 (File ff. 128-131)

Transmits copies of despatch from the Governor of South Australia and letter from the Bishop of Adelaide withdrawing his petition (f. 130-131).

G.W. Kennion, Bishop of Adelaide (Adelaide) to Lord Kintore, 27 March 1890 (File f. 132)

Sending letter asking for removal of his Protest. Selection of Canon Smith. (Copy)...

G.W. Kennion, Bishop of Adelaide to Dean [unknown]. Election of the Primate of Sydney, 29 March 1890 (File ff. 133-134)