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  • diocese Image Manuscripts Image 9th 18th Century MS 1 1221 Tags manuscripts 94 These 1200 manuscripts include most of the mediaeval manuscripts the Bacon Carew and Shrewsbury papers together with the collections of Archbishops Laud Tenison and Secker and of two Lambeth Librarians Henry Wharton and Edmund Gibson Several catalogues of this material have been published Todd H J A catalogue of the archiepiscopal manuscripts in the library at Lambeth Palace 1812 James M R A descriptive catalogue of the manuscripts in the library of Lambeth Palace The mediaeval manuscripts Cambridge 1932 Ganz David and Roberts Jane eds Lambeth Palace Library and its Anglo Saxon Manuscripts exhibition mounted for the biennial conference of the International Society of Anglo Saxonists 3rd August 2007 London Taderon Press 2007 Pickering O S O Mara V M The Index of Middle English Prose handlist 13 Manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library including those formerly in Sion College Library Cambridge 1999 The mediaeval manuscripts number over 600 and date from the 9th to the 15th century Their range and quality are impressive covering illuminated manuscripts biblical texts law books liturgical and patristic collections devotional works saints lives sermons chronicles cartularies and letters These mediaeval manuscripts together with a few manuscripts acquired since 1932 are available on microfilm from World Microfilms 27 arranged in 8 sections 1 Old English French etc 2 law 3 illuminated 4 humanistic 5 theology 6 biblical 7 liturgy 8 patristic manuscripts Photographs of a large number of the illuminations and rubricated initials in the mediaeval manuscripts may be purchased from the Courtauld Institute of Art Somerset House London WC2R 0RN Permission to purchase copies must first be given by Lambeth Palace Library Image Musical and Liturgical Tags manuscripts 94 Lambeth manuscripts are included in pp 1 8 of Frere W H Bibliotheca musica liturgica A descriptive handlist of the musical and liturgical manuscripts of the middle ages 1894 Researchers interested in musical manuscripts may find the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music DIAMM website 96 of use Image Carew Papers MS 596 638 Tags manuscripts 94 These manuscripts were collected by Sir George Carew during his period in Ireland as President of Munster for the purpose of writing the history of the island from the reign of Henry II to that of Queen Elizabeth The completion of the project was undertaken by his natural son Sir Thomas Stafford in Pacata Hibernia 1633 Microfilms of the Carew Manuscripts are available from World Microfilms 27 Further information on the papers can be found in Brewer J S and Bullen W eds Calendar of the Carew Manuscripts Preserved in the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth 6 vols 1867 73 James M R The Carew Manuscripts English Historical Review vol 42 1927 pp 261 267 Report to the right honourable the master of the rolls upon the Carte and Carew Papers in the Bodleian and Lambeth libraries 1864 Image Bacon Papers MS 647 662 Tags manuscripts 94 Papers of Anthony Bacon son of Sir Nicholas Bacon who entered the service of Robert Devereux 2nd Earl of Essex and was private secretary for foreign affairs The papers are primarily concerned with his official duties and family matters and cover the years 1579 98 The collection was used extensively by Thomas Birch in Memoirs of the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1754 A micropublication of the Bacon Papers is available from World Microfilms 27 Further information on the papers can be found in Bill E G W Index to the Papers of Anthony Bacon 1558 1601 in Lambeth Palace Library MSS 647 662 1974 Image Shrewsbury Papers MS 694 710 Tags manuscripts 94 Papers of the Earls of Shrewsbury from the 15th century to the death of Gilbert Talbot 7th earl in 1616 though they do not survive in any quantity before Francis Talbot who succeeded to the earldom in 1538 The earls whose principal family seat was at Sheffield with large estates radiating into Yorkshire Derbyshire Nottinghamshire Shropshire and Herefordshire were influential figures both locally and nationally as lord lieutenants and privy councillors Francis 5th earl was also president of the Council of the North and Gilbert 6th earl was custodian of Mary Queen of Scots See also the Talbot Papers MS 3192 3206 A micropublication of the Shrewsbury papers is available from World Microfilms 27 Further information on the papers can be found in Jamison C revised by Bill E G W A Calendar of the Shrewsbury and Talbot Papers in Lambeth Palace Library and the College of Arms Volume I Shrewsbury MSS in Lambeth Palace Library MSS 694 710 H M C JP6 1966 Image Gibson Papers MS 929 942 Tags manuscripts 94 Papers belonging to Edmund Gibson Lambeth Librarian and later Bishop of London comprising correspondence of Archbishop Tenison papers of Anthony and Francis Bacon and of Thomas Murray secretary to Charles I as Prince of Wales relating to foreign affairs A micropublication of the Gibson MSS is available from Cengage Learning 97 Image Notitia Parochialis MS 960 965 Tags churches 13 manuscripts 94 Parochial returns from fifteen hundred incumbents to an enquiry into the value of benefices in 1705 prepared for a publication on the present state of parish churches Image Secker Papers MS 1118 1128 MS 1130 MS 1134 Tags Faculty Office 21 manuscripts 94 Correspondence and papers brought together by Archbishop Secker relating to the American and West Indian Plantations Society for the Propagation of the Gospel SPG foreign Protesants overseas the Sons of the Clergy the Faculty Office and the royal family 1758 1768 For other Secker papers see MS 2559 98 and Archbishops Papers MS 1123 and MS 1124 are available on film in the micropublication by World Microfilms 27 Lambeth Palace Library Miscellaneous American Material 16th 18th Centuries Image Greek Manuscripts MS 1175 1207 Tags manuscripts 94 Greek manuscripts collected during his visits to the East by J D Carlyle Professor of Arabic Cambridge some of which were returned to their rightful owner the patriarch of Jerusalem shortly after their acquisition from Carlyle s executors by Archbishop Manners Sutton Further information can be found in Todd H J An account of Greek manuscripts chiefly biblical which had been in the possession of the late Professor Carlyle now deposited in the archiepiscopal library at Lambeth Palace 1823 The Greek Manuscript Collection of Lambeth Palace Library An exhibition held on the occasion of the 21st International Byzantine Congress London 22 23 August 2006 London 2006 Image MS 1222 1860 Tags manuscripts 94 These manuscripts were acquired mainly between 1812 and 1970 They include the household book of Anne Cranfield Countess of Middlesex 1622 MS 1228 statutes and other records of various hospitals in Surrey and Kent MS 1354 MS 1410 14 and of the cathedrals of Durham and St Paul s MS 1500 MS 1515 papers of Sir Roger Twysden 2nd bart MS 1389 94 of Robert Mylne surveyor of St Paul s Cathedral 1764 1801 MS 1489 of the Revd William Beauvoir 1715 21 especially on relations with the Gallican Church MS 1552 8 of Francis Lee M D and Dr John Lee ecclesiastical lawyer MS 1559 60 of Joshua Watson 1802 52 MS 1562 of Edmund Gibson Bishop of London 1699 1737 MS 1741 3 of Francis Horsley half brother of Samuel Horsley Bishop of St Asaph 1785 1818 MS 1768 9 19th century papers include the collections of F A White concerning Pére Hyacinthe Loyson rector of the Gallican Catholic Church MS 1472 82 of Baroness Burdett Coutts on the colonial Church 1842 76 MS 1374 88 of the Revd Samuel Augustus Barnett vicar of St Jude Whitechapel MS 1463 6 of the Revd Charles Pourtales Golightly MS 1804 11 of Sir Lewis Dibdin ecclesiastical lawyer MS 1586 9 and of Christopher Wordsworth master of Trinity College Cambridge Charles Wordsworth Bishop of St Andrews Christopher Wordsworth Bishop of Lincoln and John Wordsworth Bishop of Salisbury MS 1396 1401 MS 1822 4 Also included are diaries of Bishop Williams 1689 MS 1774 Archbishop Wake 1705 25 MS 1770 Sir Walter Charles James 1st Baron Northbourne 1851 MS 1771 William Ewart Gladstone 1825 96 MS 1416 55 collections of Francis Eeles mainly liturgical MS 1501 31 and of Claude Jenkins former Lambeth Librarian and regius professor of ecclesiastical history Oxford MS 1590 679 and records of the suffragan Bishops of Fulham including transcript registers for the Anglican church at Danzig 1706 1811 MS 1847 60 of the Church Congresses 1864 1932 MS 1781 2 of the Parochial Mission Women s Association 1862 1916 MS 1682 93 and of the Wye Book Club Kent 1755 1886 MS 1694 1700 surveys of schools in Salisbury 1808 and Derbyshire 1841 MS 1732 MS 1799 and registers for Anglican churches in Shanghai and Shantung 1849 1951 MS 1564 84 MS 1761 4 The mediaeval manuscripts MS 1503 14 MS 1681 are included in the World Microfilms Publications 27 Lambeth Palace Library the Mediaeval Manuscripts Further information can be found in Bill E G W A catalogue of manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library MSS 1222 1860 Oxford 1972 This includes pp 1 51 Neil Ker s Archbishop Sancroft s rearrangement of the manuscripts of Lambeth Palace Image Selborne Papers MS 1861 1906 Tags manuscripts 94 Papers of Roundell Palmer 1st Earl of Selborne and members of his family including the Revd William Palmer fellow of Magdalen College Oxford comprising political family and personal correspondence 1865 95 Further information can be found in Bill E G W Catalogue of the Papers of Roundell Palmer 1812 1895 first Earl of Selborne 1967 Image MS 1907 2340 Tags manuscripts 94 Most of these manuscripts were acquired between 1958 and 1969 They include a 13th century Syrian new testament MS 2097 the Ingham roll c 1366 MS 2078 letters of Archbishop Arundel 1413 MS 1999 a 15th century manuscript of Lionardi de Frescobaldi s journey to the Holy Land in 1384 MS 1994 the Fairhurst Papers MS 2000 19 comprising records at one time in Archbishop Laud s study such as correspondence with continental reformers and English divines 1529 93 Elizabethan privy council papers 1589 93 a holograph manuscript of John Bale bishop of Ossory 1561 replies to Archbishop Grindal on Puritan prophesyings 1576 7 papers on the musters of the clergy 1580 1601 and on the Archpriest controversy 1602 Further Fairhurst Papers were acquired by the Library in 1988 MS 3470 3533 Later manuscripts include papers of Robert Mylne surveyor of St Paul s Cathedral 1752 98 MS 2027 sermons and other writings of the Revd Thomas Brett nonjuror MS 2179 83 MS 2219 21 diaries and memoranda of Beilby Porteus Bishop of London 1777 1809 MS 2098 2106 papers of William Howley Archbishop of Canterbury 1766 1848 MS 2184 2213 letters and sketches by the Revd S R Maitland on his continental tour 1828 MS 1943 Also included is correspondence of Richard Whately Archbishop of Dublin 1810 62 MS 2164 of G F P Blyth Bishop in Jerusalem 1887 1914 MS 2227 37 of Charles Wordsworth Bishop of Lincoln and of Christopher Wordsworth master of Trinity College Cambridge 1811 85 MS 2140 51 of T A Lacey canon of Worcester 1893 1929 MS 1974 6 of J J Willis Bishop of Uganda 1900 55 MS 2245 2320 of E G C F Atchley MRCS mainly on the liturgy 1880 1933 MS 1926 42 Also included are the medical reports on George III during his bouts of insanity 1811 20 MS 2107 39 papers of the Cambridge Camden Society 1839 54 MS 1977 93 of the Jerusalem and the East Mission Fund 1844 1936 MS 2327 40 of the Church of England Temperance Society 1880 1966 MS 2030 73 of J Armitage Robinson dean of Wells on the Malines Conversations 1921 6 MS 2222 4 and of the Mission to London 1948 52 MS 1948 60 Further information can be found in Bill E G W A Catalogue of Manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library MSS 1907 2340 Oxford 1976 A micropublication of the Fairhurst Papers MS 2000 2019 is available from Cengage Learning 97 Image MS 2341 3119 Tags manuscripts 94 With the exception of the Secker Papers MS 2559 98 and the additional Gladstone Papers MS 2758 74 all these manuscripts have been acquired since 1968 These include a late 13th century Greek new testament MS 2795 records of the divorce of Catherine of Aragon MS 2341 2 biblical lectures by Theodor Bibliander 1533 8 MS 2751 7 papers of Richard Bertie on Marian exiles at Wesel 1555 6 MS 2523 an account of the voyages of George 3rd Earl of Cumberland early 17th century MS 2688 a survey of Essex clergy early 17th century MS 2442 papers of Laurence Chaderton master of Emmanuel College Cambridge mainly early 17th century MS 2550 correspondence and diaries of the Revd John Newton evangelical divine 1745 1804 MS 2935 43 MS 3095 6 MS 3098 correspondence of the latter s biographer the Revd William Bull 1773 1831 MS 3095 8 of Sir George Lee and Dr John Lee ecclesiastical lawyers 1732 1864 MS 2873 80 fabric accounts of Robert Mylne surveyor of St Paul s Cathedral 1767 1801 MS 2552 3 papers concerning Marshal August Marmont during the Napoleonic wars MS 2687 of the Revd John Mason Neale ecclesiologist and hymn writer 1838 66 MS 2677 84 MS 3107 18 additional papers of the Palmer family MS 2452 2502 MS 2800 57 and of Gladstone MS 2758 74 Also included are Edward Blore s watercolours and plans for the rebuilding of Lambeth Palace 1829 33 MS 2949 MS 3104 5 For the 20th century the series includes papers of Athelstan Riley an Anglican layman active in ecclesiastical affairs MS 2343 2411 of Edwin James Palmer Bishop of Bombay MS 2965 3015 of Arthur Cayley Headlam Bishop of Gloucester MS 2615 50 letters from Archbishop Lang to Wilfrid Parker Bishop of Pretoria MS 2881 4 papers of Bishop Bell on the community of the Holy Cross Hayward s Heath 1929 57 MS 3066 71 diaries of Alan Campbell Don chaplain of Archbishop Lang MS 2861 71 of J R H Moorman Bishop of Ripon on the Vatican Council MS 2793 and of H H V de Candole suffragan Bishop of Knaresborough MS 3072 93 and papers of the Archbishops Committee on Ancient Monuments Churches 1913 15 MS 2786 90 and of various Archbishops Commissions 1930 68 MS 2554 6 MS 2859 MS 2994 6 MS 3060 2 Records of societies include the Anglo Continental Society 1853 1932 MS 2908 25 the Church of England Temperance Society 1907 67 MS 2775 82 the Clergy Orphan Corporation 1808 1952 MS 3018 59 and the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament 1857 1948 MS 2889 2907 Also noteworthy are the foreign registers for the Sudan Mesopotamia and Iraq 19th 20th century MS 2503 7 MS 2660 3 MS 2669 76 MS 2782 4 Further information can be found in Bill E G W A catalogue of manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library MSS 2341 3199 1983 Image The Queen Anne Churches MS 2690 2750 Tags churches 13 manuscripts 94 Papers of the Commission for the Building of Fifty New Churches the Queen Anne Churches in and around London appointed by Act of Parliament in 1711 These include minute books correspondence financial records and plans 1711 59 Of the fifty churches only ten new churches were built and two existing churches were rebuilt A micropublication of the Queen Anne Churches records is available from World Microfilms 27 Further information is available in Bill E G W The Queen Anne Churches A catalogue of the papers in Lambeth Palace Library of the Commission for Building Fifty New Churches in London and Westminster 1711 1759 London 1979 Includes an introduction by Howard Colvin pp ix xxi Port M H The Commissions for Building Fifty New Churches The minute books 1711 1727 A calendar London Record Society vol 23 1986 This is available online 98 Image MS 3120 3469 Tags manuscripts 94 Most of these manuscripts have been acquired since 1980 and date mainly from 1660 onwards They include the Audley psalter and a book of hours 15th century MS 3285 MS 3338 letters of Matthew Hutton Archbishop of York 1565 1600 MS 3408 churchwardens accounts for Holy Trinity Minories 1566 1686 MS 3390 a household book of Lionel Cranfield 1st Earl of Middlesex 1622 MS 3361 a funeral account of Archbishop Abbot 1633 MS 3153 and exhortation of the Family of Love c 1650 MS 3191 an autobiography of Sir George Wheler written in 1701 MS 3286 a transcript of papers of George Hickes nonjuror MS 3171 papers of the Revd Charles Simeon evangelical divine 1824 36 MS 3170 of Archbishop Manners Sutton 1794 1827 MS 3274 of Michael Solomon Alexander 1st Bishop in Jerusalem MS 3393 7 notebooks of Richard Whately Archbishop of Dublin 1814 48 MS 3163 4 and papers of Robert Beloe lay secretary to successive Archbishops of Canterbury 1959 69 and of his ancestors the Bramstons and Hales MS 3256 73 MS 3391 The 20th century is represented by numerous churchmen and bishops including Canon John Collins president of Christian Action and chairman of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament MS 3287 3319 the Revd St John Beverley Groser master of St Katharine s Foundation MS 3428 35 Arthur Cayley Headlam Bishop of Gloucester and his niece P L Wingfield MS 3132 7 Neil Ripley Ker on parish libraries MS 3221 4 Edmund Robert Morgan Bishop of Truro MS 3229 55 Canon Sidney Leslie Ollard MS 3386 9 Canon A W Robinson and J A Robinson Dean of Westminster MS 3356 8 Robert Wright Stopford Bishop of London MS 3421 7 Oliver Stratford Tomkins Bishop of Bristol MS 3409 11 and Arthur Foley Winnington Ingram Bishop of London MS 3406 Also included are sermons 15th 20th century of the Revd Thomas Bennett George Hooper Bishop of Bath and Wells Edward Stillingfleet Bishop of Worcester and others MS 3167 MS 3169 MS 3190 MS 3219 MS 3236 51 MS 3344 5 MS 3357 MS 3461 2 papers on Lambeth Palace its heirlooms and paintings MS 3346 9 fees and precedents for ecclesiastical courts MS 3403 6 MS 3416 journals and photograph albums of Athelstan Riley on Russia Kurdistan and Persia MS 3398 401 constitutions and rules of Anglican religious communities MS 3180 MS 3213 4 minutes and papers of the Bishops Board for Service Chaplains 1945 63 MS 3183 4 the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament 20th century MS 3320 37 the Church of England Men s Society 1899 1986 MS 3364 84 the Churches Council on Gambling MS 3155 8 the Deaconess Institution Gilmore House 1887 1970 MS 3463 6 the Friends of Reunion 1933 70 MS 3225 8 the Girls Diocesan Association 1910 61 MS 3140 5 the Sword of the Spirit 1940 1 MS 3418 the Paul Report on the deployment of clergy 1960 4 MS 3444 58 and reports from overseas dioceses Africa Australia Canada India Japan etc to the Missionary Council of the Church Assembly 1929 55 MS 3121 8 Image Talbot Papers MS 3192 3206 Tags manuscripts 94 Fifteen volumes of papers of the Earls of Shrewsbury which complement the Shrewsbury Papers MS 694 710 were purchased from the College of Arms by Lambeth Palace Library in 1983 Further information is available in Batho G R A Calendar of the Shrewsbury and Talbot Papers in Lambeth Palace Library and the College of Arms Volume II Talbot Papers in the College of Arms H M C JP7 1971 A micropublication of the Talbot Papers is available from Cengage Learning 97 Image Fairhurst Papers MS 3470 3533 Tags manuscripts 94 The Fairhurst Papers acquired in 1988 supplement those purchased in 1963 MS 2000 19 comprising correspondence originally in Archbishop Laud s study at the time of his imprisonment including Elizabethan privy council correspondence and papers of Archbishops Grindal and Whitgift on prophesying a few papers of John Selden who was responsible for rescuing the material from Lambeth and papers of Sir Matthew Hale to whom the Lambeth material descended Image MS 3534 3598 Tags manuscripts 94 All these manuscripts were acquired between 1988 and 1991 They range in date from the Mirror of St Edmund of Abingdon Archbishop of Canterbury 13th century MS 3597 the book of hours illuminated by Peter Meghen c 1516 MS 3561 the register of the Dutch Church in London 1575 1621 MS 3586 to a variety of 20th century papers including those of Albert Augustus David Bishop of Liverpool MS 3578 81 of the Revd St John Beverley Groser MS 3562 of Bishop Eric Waldram Kemp on Anglican Methodist unity 1956 72 MS 3555 60 of the Revd Lancelot Mason chaplain to Bishop Bell MS 3589 93 of J A T Robinson former suffragan Bishop of Woolwich MS 3537 44 of Eric Treacy Bishop of Wakefield MS 3566 75 of the Revd Reginald Somerset Ward MS 3587 MS 3584 and of the Revd N P Williams 1883 1943 MS 3545 54 Image MS 3599 Tags bishops 99 Fulham 100 Manuscripts acquired and catalogued since 1991 including a 13th century book of hours MS 3599 a Syon Abbey prayerbook and requiem office book late mediaeval MS 3600 MS 3774 the surrender deeds for Hitchin priory 1538 MS 4202 theological and devotional works of Bishop Lancelot Andrewes including Preces privatae 1555 1625 MS 3707 8 the act book of the Archbishop s Court of Audience 1615 16 MS 3711 prayer book of Sir Edward Hoby early 17th century MS 3998 letters of Bishop William Lloyd especially to Archbishop Sancroft MS 3694 3700 further papers of the Revd John Newton and the Revd William Bull 1750 1804 MS 3970 5 and papers of the Revd Charles Wellington Furse 1829 98 MS 4096 4133 More recent material includes further diaries of Bishop Moorman 1921 88 MS 3616 76 letters of Louise Creighton wife of Mandell Creighton Bishop of London 1872 1927 MS 3677 80 notes of Archbishop Benson and Bishop Wordsworth on the trial of Bishop King 1888 9 MS 3764 70 a minute book on continental chaplaincies 1872 1900 MS 3981 papers of Brother Edward of the Village Evangelists movement MS 3828 60 of the Revd St John Beverley Groser MS 3771 3 of the Revd H R L Dick Sheppard 1892 1937 MS 3741 50 of Reginald Somerset Ward MS 4134 83 and of Mervyn Stockwood Bishop of Southwark 1913 89 MS 4187 91 The late 19th and 20th century collections of various societies include records of the Band of Hope 1855 1990 MS 3712 40 Church Moral Aid Association 1852 92 MS 3681 3706 of the Churches Council on Alcohol and Drugs formerly the Temperance Council of the Christian Churches MS 3751 63 of the Church Penitentiary Association 1852 1951 MS 3681 3706 of the Industrial Christian Fellowship formerly the Navvy Mission Society MS 4003 95 of the Church of England Council for Social Aid MS 3775 8 of the Council for Promoting Catholic Unity MS 3995 Records of Anglican communities include those of the Community of the Holy Rood 1869 1992 MS 3917 69 and of the Order of St Elizabeth of Hungary 1904 90 MS 3862 93 Also included are a drawing by Jan Griffier of Lambeth Palace MS 4196 two sketches by A W N Pugin of the palace and deanery at Wells 1832 MS 4201 sketches and photograph album of Archbishop Benson MS 3977 MS 4184 MS 4199 and photographic collections of Richard and Charles Barrow Keene and James Willoughby Harrison MS 3601 15 Image Isaac Williams Papers MS 4473 9 Correspondence and sermons of Revd Isaac Williams 1802 1865 a leading Tractarian Image Churchmen and Societies Image Bishop George Bell Tags Archbishops 6 Correspondence and diaries of the Rt Revd George Bell 1883 1958 successively student of Christ Church chaplain to Archbishop Randall Davidson Dean of Canterbury and from 1929 Bishop of Chichester This extensive collection includes material on the German churches before and after the Second World War the allies war policy relief work among refugees the atomic bomb the ecumenical movement and Churches overseas South Africa religious drama and art liturgy and church and state relations Image William Birkbeck William John Birkbeck 1859 1916 was a theologian and liturgical scholar concerned with relations between the Church of England and the Russian Orthodox Church He travelled extensively through Russia exploring its history and culture In 1895 he was involved in Viscount Halifax s ecumenical mission to Rome In the same year he published Russia and the English Church consisting of the correspondence between the Rev William Palmer an Anglican divine and Alexis Stepanovich Khomyakov a Russian layman and theologian The collection comprises family papers and correspondence diaries study and lecture notes and covers Birkbeck s work on Church history theology and liturgy his involvement in the Anglo Catholic movement and ecumenism Image Christian Faith Society Tags SPG 101 The Christian Faith Society originated in 1691 in a bequest of Robert Boyle for advancing religion among infidels and was renamed in 1794 the Society for the Conversion and Religious Education of the Negro Slaves in the British West India Islands and in 1836 the Society for Advancing the Christian Faith in the British West India Islands The papers comprise minutes correspondence and accounts 1642 1956 A micropublication of the Christian Faith Society is available from World Microfilms 27 Image Church Society The Church Society was founded in 1950 by the merger of the Church Association f 1865 and the National Protestant League f 1906 which was itself an amalgamation of the National Protestant Church Union f 1893 and the Church of England League f 1904 formerly the Ladies League f 1899 The collection comprises minutes of the Church Association and its committees from 1867 and the National Protestant Church League 1919 49 Image Church Union The English Church Union was founded in 1860 by the merger of the Church of England Protection Society f 1859 with a number of local church societies with the similar object of defending and propagating high church principles In 1934 the ECU united with the Anglo Catholic Congress to form the Church Union The collection comprises minutes of the ECU and CU Anglo Catholic Congresses Bristol Church Union and parochial returns on reservation 1954 Image Commonwealth Records Tags estates 67 Commonwealth 102 Records of ecclesiastical administration during the Commonwealth period including parochial surveys and surveys of the former episcopal and capitular estates records of appointment of clergy and augmentation of benefices Originally numbered in the manuscript sequence as 902 22 944 50 966 1021 these were renumbered in the 1960s as a separate collection A micropublication of the Commonwealth Records is available from World Microfilms 27 Further information is available in Houston J Catalogue of Ecclesiastical Records of the Commonwealth 1643 1660 in the Lambeth Palace Library 1968 Image Doctors Commons Doctors Commons the association or college of ecclesiastical lawyers founded in 1511 and situated in Knightrider Street London was dissolved following the Court of Probate Act 1857 Its records were dispersed but most of those that survive are in the Library These comprise the register 1511 1855 a 19th century minute book and financial and estate papers For further details and a calendar of the register of Doctors Commons DC 1 see G D Squibb Doctors Commons A history of the College of advocates and doctors of law R OC341 S7 1977 Image Canon Douglas Papers Tags clergy 52 Correspondence of Canon J A Douglas vicar of St Luke Camberwell and from 1933 Hon General Secretary of the Church of England Council on Foreign Relations concerning relations between the Church of England and the Eastern Orthodox Churches during the first half of the 20th century Image Community of St Andrew The records of the Community of St Andrew cover its 19th and 20th century history and include minutes correspondence photographs and other material The Library also holds printed material relating to the community The collection documents the wider history of the deaconess movement and the role of women in the church as well as the community s own work Some documents from the archive were published in Henrietta Blackmore The Beginning of Women s Ministry The Revival of the Deaconess in the 19th Century Church of England 2007 Image Bishop Ellison Tags Archbishops 6 Gerald Alexander Ellison 1910 1992 was Bishop of London and a highly respected and influential figure in the Church of England He was the spokesman for all church legislative matters in the House of Lords and developed the area system in London The collection includes official and personal papers from his time as Bishop of Chester 1955 1976 Bishop of London 1973 1981 and his service in the House of Lords Official papers cover the wide range of his activities and include correspondence administrative files papers on foreign visits and official diaries Personal papers include family and private correspondence personal diaries papers relating to his education and photographs Image Fulham Papers Papers of the Bishops of London Tags Archbishops 6 The Library holds the official papers of several Bishops of London known as the Fulham Papers as they were were transferred from Fulham Palace the former Bishops residence The majority of the collection dates from the 18th 19th centuries and includes correspondence on the administration of the diocese of London and on the churches particularly in America and the West Indies which came under the bishop s jurisdiction at the time It also includes a series of visitation returns 1763 1900 103 the earlier volumes being at London Metropolitan Archives 104 alongside other records of the diocese ref DL A micropublication of the colonial sections of the papers is available in several American libraries and may also be purchased from World Microfilms Limited 27 who also publish micropublications of the letterbooks of Bishop Blomfield and the London visitation returns 1763 1815 For the diocese of London see also the Building on History project 105 Extent of the Diocese of London The boundaries of the diocese of London were changed a number of times during the 19th century Until 1845 the diocese composed most of the parishes in Middesex the city of London parishes excluding the thirteen parishes in the peculiar of the Arches a substantial number of parishes in Hertfordshire and the four parishes of Aston Abbots Grandborough Little Horwood and Winslow in Buckinghamshire The abolition of the exempt jurisdictions in 1845 brought into the diocese of London the parishes in the city of London and some parishes in Middlesex and Surrey which were formerly peculiars of the archbishop At the same time the diocese gained various Kent parishes just south of the Thames Charlton Deptford Eltham Greenwich Lee Lewisham Plumstead and Woolwich and retained nine Essex parishes just north of the river Barking Chingford East and West Ham Little Ilford Low Leyton Wanthamstow Wanstead and Woodford The remainder of Essex was temporarily transferred to the see of Rochester London also lost its parishes in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire Under the London Diocese Act of 1863 and the Diocese of St Albans Act of 1875 provisions were made for the future removal of the Essex Kent and Surrey parishes from the diocese of London In 1877 the diocese of London was confined to the county of Middlesex including the cities of London and Middlesex Image Incorporated Church Building Society Tags churches 13 The records of the Incorporated Church Building Society ICBS comprise the minute books and some 16 000 files relating to applications for grants for the building and restoration of churches thoughout England and Wales from the foundation of the Society in 1818 until 1982 Applications were made on a standard form which included data on the population and character of the parish as well as information on the church building Catalogue data includes information on the churches reasons for the grants and the names of surveyors architects or other professionals responsible for the buildings and indicates the existence of plans and photographs For further information on the ICBS archive and how to use it click the Search Collections link on the left hand menu Also of use is List of I C B S grants 1818 1927 from The Incorporated Church Building Society annual report for 1927 Image John Keble Papers Correspondence and papers of the Revd John Keble and various relatives including Thomas Keble 1793 1875 vicar of Bisley Image Kettlewell Sermons Copy of 48 sermons preached between 1672 and 1689 They are attributed to John Kettlewell 1653 1695 but the authorship is uncertain This collection is on deposit and the Library is unable to provide copies in any form Image Library Records Tags library history 8 A miscellaneous collection of material on the history of the Library including obsolete catalogues ranging from the earliest which provides a catalogue of the books and manuscripts of the Library s founder Archbishop Bancroft in 1612 and includes an account of the Library s foundation F1 to those of previous Librarians Paul Colomiès David Wilkins A C Ducarel S R Maitland and S W Kershaw Also included are letter books of Claude Jenkins Lambeth Librarian correspondence mainly 20th century a few visitors books and annual reports Refer also to further information on the history of the Library available via the About Collections Research Guides page Image Lord Wharton s Charity The Lord Wharton Charity was founded in 1692 by Philip Wharton 4th Baron Wharton for the purchase of bibles catechisms and other books for poor children in Buckinghamshire Cumberland Westmorland and Yorkshire The collection includes accounts minutes and papers mainly 19th 20th century Image Bishop Montefiore Tags Archbishops 6 The Rt Rev Hugh Montefiore was born into a prominent Jewish family He converted to Anglican Christianity whilst at school and became Bishop of Kingston Upon Thames 1970 1978 and Bishop of Birmingham 1978 1987 He wrote many books and was a sometimes controversial but influential figure This collection comprises official papers records spanning Bishop Montefiore s career in the Church of England and including correspondence sermons and records of Montefiore s involvement with charities and social activism and personal and family papers personal papers of the Bishop and his wife including records of Montefiore s service in the armed forces during the Second World War diaries passports photographs and research compiled by Montefiore s biographer John Peart Binns Image Mothers Union Records created by the headquarters of the Mothers Union MU Mary Sumner House Westminster Founded to promote the sanctity of marriage and Christian family life the MU was primarily interested in the morality of society and its activity ranged from petitioning parliament to running family fun days By the early 20 th century the MU had established itself in dioceses overseas undertaking a mix of missionary and development work The archive comprises minutes correspondence accounts pamphlets architectural plans photographs and slides The majority of the archive dates from the 1890s onwards as it was not until then that the Mothers Union established a centralised structure The papers also contain a few series of documents originating from members who although not always based at Mary Sumner House played important roles within the organisation Image Royal Commission on Ecclesiastical Discipline Correspondence and papers of the Royal Commission on Ecclesiastical Discipline which was appointed in 1904 and reported in 1906 Report of the Royal Commission on Discipline together with Minutes of evidence taken before the Royal Commission The papers comprise 25 volumes including minute books surveys of churches where ritualist practices had been introduced 1901 5 and newspaper cuttings 1904 6 Image Society for the Propagation of the Gospel SPG Tags societies 106 Correspondence and papers of SPG comprising the papers of John Chamberlayne first secretary of SPG 1702 11 later given to the Archbishop of Canterbury minutes 1701 50 financial records 1702 96 and some late 18th century correspondence of the Archbishops of Canterbury relating to the

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  • 17th century onwards and including archival manuscript and printed resources And a brief survey covering Lambeth Palace Library sources for the costume of both pre Reformation English clergy and post Reformation Anglican clergy The Library also holds some material relating to the dress of clergy of other denominations and countries Click on the attachments below right to download these research guides Further information on clergy and parish history can be

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  • Wharton and Edmund Gibson Several catalogues of this material have been published Todd H J A catalogue of the archiepiscopal manuscripts in the library at Lambeth Palace 1812 James M R A descriptive catalogue of the manuscripts in the library of Lambeth Palace The mediaeval manuscripts Cambridge 1932 Ganz David and Roberts Jane eds Lambeth Palace Library and its Anglo Saxon Manuscripts exhibition mounted for the biennial conference of the International Society of Anglo Saxonists 3rd August 2007 London Taderon Press 2007 Pickering O S O Mara V M The Index of Middle English Prose handlist 13 Manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library including those formerly in Sion College Library Cambridge 1999 The mediaeval manuscripts number over 600 and date from the 9th to the 15th century Their range and quality are impressive covering illuminated manuscripts biblical texts law books liturgical and patristic collections devotional works saints lives sermons chronicles cartularies and letters These mediaeval manuscripts together with a few manuscripts acquired since 1932 are available on microfilm from World Microfilms 2 arranged in 8 sections 1 Old English French etc 2 law 3 illuminated 4 humanistic 5 theology 6 biblical 7 liturgy 8 patristic manuscripts Photographs of a large number

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