Papers relating to a proposed scheme for church union in South India, including correspondence on the validity of orders and sacraments and on potential repercussions of union on relations between the Anglican Communion and the Eastern Orthodox Church. Includes letters of opposition from English parish priests; an address given to the Bombay Church Conference on 4 November 1942 by Richard Dyke Acland, Bishop of Bombay (ff. 23-7); minutes of a deputation on 28 January 1943 to Archbishop Temple regarding the proposed scheme (ff. 35-41); a published copy of 'Christian Unity and Church Reunion', Archbishop Temple's presidential address to Convocation on 25 May 1943 (ff. 136-45), with a manuscript draft of the same (ff. 146-67); minutes of a meeting of the central consultative body of the Lambeth Conference held on 9 July 1943 (ff. 222-4), with a manuscript draft of the same signed by Archbishop Temple, Cyril Forster Garbett, Archbishop of York, John Jamieson Willis, Assistant Bishop of Leicester, Edwin James Palmer, Assistant Bishop of Gloucester, Albert Augustus David, Bishop of Liverpool, George Kennedy Allen Bell, Bishop of Chichester, Charles Ridley Duppuy, Assistant Bishop of Worcester, Samuel Heaslett, Assistant Bishop of Sheffield, Ernest Denny Logie Danson, Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Episcopal Church in Scotland, Edward Sydney Woods, Bishop of Lichfield, Bishop Frederick James Western, Michael Bolton Furse, Bishop of St. Albans, Henry Herbert Williams, Bishop of Carlisle, and Arthur Cayley Headlam, Bishop of Gloucester (ff. 225-9); sections of The Record for 18 June 1943 (ff. 279a-80); and a copy of 'Church Union and the Relative Validity of Orders' by Rao Bahadur John Kuriyan (ff. 306-11). Correspondents include: Archbishop Temple (passim); Claude Beaufort Moss (ff. 3-5); Leonard Hodgson, Canon of Christ Church, Oxford (ff. 6-8); Oliver Chase Quick, Canon of Christ Church and Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford (ff. 9-10); the Church Missionary Society (f. 11); James Edward Lesslie Newbigin, Church of Scotland Missionary (ff. 13-15); John Russell Darbyshire, Archbishop of Capetown (f. 28); Edward Sydney Woods, Bishop of Lichfield (ff. 32-4); Hugh Richard Heathcote Gascoyne-Cecil, 1st Baron Quickswood and Provost of Eton College (ff. 45, 52); Foss Westcott, Bishop of Calcutta and Metropolitan of India, Burma and Ceylon (passim); Edwin James Palmer, Assistant Bishop of Gloucester (ff. 54-5); [Ronald Ralph] Williams, Chairman of the Anglican Evangelical Group Movement (f. 56); the Council for the Defence of Church Principles (ff. 68-70); Henry Joy Fynes-Clinton, founder of the Anglican and Eastern Churches Association (ff. 77-8, 82); Eric Lionel Mascall, Sub-Warden of Lincoln (f. 96); Cyril Forster Garbett, Archbishop of York (ff. 97, 100, 366); Thomas Howard Birley, Bishop of Zanzibar (f. 102); Ernest Denny Logie Danson, Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Episcopal Church in Scotland (f. 103), enclosing a memorandum on the South India scheme by the bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church (ff. 104-6); Michael Bolton Furse, Bishop of St. Albans (f. 107); John Dauglish, Assistant Bishop of St. Albans and Secretary of the S.P.G. (ff. 118-19); William Louis Anderson, Bishop of Portsmouth (ff. 121-2); Neville Vincent Gorton, Bishop of Coventry (f. 135); Albert Edward Baker, Canon of York (ff. 170-1); Walter James Noble, President of the Conference of the Methodist Church (ff. 176-7, 206); Arthur Mervyn Stockwood (f. 181); Alfred Ernest Garvie, Principal Emeritus of Hackney and New College (ff. 184, 189-90); John Baillie, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (f. 186); Roy Drummond Whitehorn, Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council (ff. 187-8); John Scott Lidgett, President of the United Methodist Church (ff. 193-4); Norman Sykes (ff. 207, 281-5); Charles Alfred Howell Green, Bishop of Bangor and Archbishop of Wales (f. 209); Methodist Missionary Society (f. 210); John Allen Fitzgerald Gregg, Anglican Archbishop of Armagh (f. 215); Guy Vernon Smith, Bishop of Leicester (f. 216); John Albert Douglas, Secretary of the Church of England Council on Foreign Relations (ff. 220-1, 368-70, 372); Leopold Charles Maurice Stennett Amery, Secretary of State for India and Burma (ff. 233, 323); Gerald Webb Broomfield, Secretary of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa (ff. 234-6, 289-96, 315-16, 329, 331-2); Bishop Frederick James Western (ff. 237, 330); Philip Henry Loyd, Bishop of Nasik (ff. 242-57); Reginald Tribe, Director of the Society of the Sacred Mission (ff. 258-64); Arthur Cayley Headlam, Bishop of Gloucester (ff. 265, 273-8); James Dewolf Perry, Bishop of Rhode Island (ff. 267-8); Trevor Gervase Jalland (ff. 297-8); David Herbert Somerset Cranage, Dean of Norwich (ff. 312, 322); Mervyn George Haigh, Bishop of Winchester (f. 321); Geoffrey Francis Fisher, Bishop of London (f. 324); George Kennedy Allen Bell, Bishop of Chichester (ff. 326-7); Herbert Hamilton Kelly (ff. 333, 342-4), including a copy of the S.S.M. Quarterly, vol. 44, no. 161 (ff. 334-41); Arthur Henry Anstey, Bishop of Trinidad and Archbishop of the West Indies (ff. 352-3), containing opinions on the South India union scheme by George Sumner Hand, Bishop of Antigua, David Williams Bentley, Bishop of Barbados, Alan John Knight, Bishop of Guiana, Spence Burton, Bishop of Nassau and The Bahamas, and Horace Norman Vincent Tonks, Bishop of the Windward Islands; Kenneth Escott Kirk, Bishop of Oxford (ff. 354-5, 367); Walter Robert Adams, Bishop of Kootenay (f. 356); Edwin James Palmer, Assistant Bishop of Gloucester (ff. 373-4); Henry Thomas Alexander Dashwood, Principal Registrar of the Province of Canterbury (f. 375); and [William Frederick] Lofthouse (ff. 379-81).