Catalogue description Diocese of BATH AND WELLS

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Details of W.Temple 4, ff. 293-400
Reference: W.Temple 4, ff. 293-400
Title: Diocese of BATH AND WELLS

Letters and papers on the ill health and incapacity of Francis Underhill, Bishop of Bath and Wells (from 1937-43), and the consequent misadministration of the diocese; on John William Charles Wand, Archbishop of Brisbane, and his unsuitability for his post; on the administration of Bath and Wells during the vacancy following Underhill's death, and potential candidates for the see; on the appointment of Wand for Bath and Wells (from 1943), and opposition to his election and confirmation; and on proposals for the future employment of Edmund Willoughby Sara, Assistant Bishop of Bath and Wells. Correspondents include: Archbishop Temple (passim); Henry Frewen Le Fanu, Archbishop of Perth and Primate of Australia (ff. 295-7a); William Heaton-Renshaw, Prebendary of Wells (ff. 298-9); Walter Norman Higgins, Archdeacon of Wells (ff. 302-3); Lonsdale Ragg, Archdeacon of Gibraltar (f. 310); David Colin Dunlop, Canon Emeritus of Chichester (f. 313); the Anglican Evangelical Group Movement (ff. 314-15); James Raitt Brown, Secretary of the Ecclesiastical Commission (f. 319); Alfred Cecil Cooper, Bishop of Korea (f. 320); Anthony Bevir, private secretary to Prime Minister Winston Churchill (ff. 324-5, 338, 353, 359, 367, 375); George Arthur Hollis, Suffragan Bishop of Taunton (ff. 327-8, 332); St. John Basil Wynne Willson, formerly Bishop of Bath and Wells (f. 330); Henry Thomas Alexander Dashwood, Principal Registrar of the Province of Canterbury (ff. 334, 362, 371-4); Wand (ff. 337, 350, 361); Sara (ff. 340, 349, 384); Mary Sara, wife of Bishop Sara (ff. 391-2, 400); William Marshall Selwyn, Archdeacon of Bath (f. 344); the National Union of Protestants (ff. 354, 357); Henry Aylmer Skelton, Bishop of Lincoln (f. 363); John Dauglish, Bishop of Nassau (f. 368); Frank Russell Barry, Bishop of Southwell (f. 376); Reginald Somerset Ward (ff. 388-9); Ernest Neville Lovett, Bishop of Salisbury (f. 396); William Wilson Cash, Bishop of Worcester (f. 397); and Richard Godfrey Parsons, Bishop of Hereford (f. 399).

Date: 13 Aug 1942-16 Sep 1944
Held by: Lambeth Palace Library, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

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