Anglican and Foreign Church Society


IDENTITY STATEMENT
Reference code(s): GB 0109 MSS 2908-25
Held at: Lambeth Palace Library
Domain: archival
Title: Anglican and Foreign Church Society
Date(s) of contents: 1822-1932
Level of description: Sub-collection
Extent and medium: 27 volumes of papers

CONTEXT

Name of creator(s):

Anglican and Foreign Church Society
Anglo-Continental Society
Association for the Furtherance of Christianity in Egypt

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Anglican and Foreign Church Society had its origins as the Anglo-Continental Society, which was founded in 1853 to promote the principles of the Church of England, and the internal reformation of national churches, and to prevent infidelity. The latter name was adopted in 1904, upon amalgamation with the Association for the Furtherance of Christianity in Egypt.

Custodial history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Scope and content/abstract:

The collection comprises: the papers of members and officials of the Anglican and Foreign Church Society (including those of Christopher Wordsworth, Bishop of Lincoln, and John Wordsworth, Bishop of Salisbury (1844-1880) MSS 2908-25; papers on the Reunion with the Roman Catholic Church (1895-1904); and papers relating to the Reformed Catholic Church (1889-1904)); and correspondence and papers of the Society (including general correspondence (1891-1932); accounts (1888-1893, 1901-1932); committee minutes (1900-1915); secretarial letter books (1912-1919); transcripts of annual meetings (1910-1919 (incomplete)); and papers relating to assistance given to the Old Catholic Church on Austria (1871-1913).

Annual reports comprise those for 1867-1919.

System of arrangement:

The collection is divided between: papers of members and officials of the Anglican and Foreign Church Society (subdivided into those of Christopher Wordsworth, Bishop of Lincoln, and John Wordsworth, Bishop of Salisbury, papers on the Reunion with the Roman Catholic Church, and papers relating to the Reformed Catholic Church; and correspondence and papers of the Society (subdivided into general correspondence, accounts, committee minutes, secretarial letter books, transcripts of annual meetings (1910-1919, and papers relating to assistance given to the Old Catholic Church on Austria).

ACCESS AND USE

Language: English

Conditions governing access: A full readers' ticket is required.

Conditions governing reproduction: Subject to Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988

Finding aids:

Edward Geoffrey Watson Bill, A catalogue of manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library : MSS. 2341-3119 (excluding MSS. 2690-2750) (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1983).

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related material:

Lambeth Palace Library also holds the papers of F. A. White, treasurer of the French Committee of the Anglo-Continental Society, consisting mainly of correspondence with Père Hyacinthe (Charles Loyson), rector of the Gallican Catholic Church 1878-1903 (MSS 1475-76, 1481; 11 volumes; described in Edward Geoffrey Watson Bill, A catalogue of manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library : MSS.1907-2340 (Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1976)). It also holds additional papers of Christopher Wordsworth, Bishop of Lincoln, and John Wordsworth, Bishop of Salisbury (MSS. 3504-5).

Publication note:

Edward Geoffrey Watson Bill, A catalogue of manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library : MSS. 2341-3119 (excluding MSS. 2690-2750) (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1983).

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note:

Compiled using:
Edward Geoffrey Watson Bill, A catalogue of manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library : MSS. 2341-3119 (excluding MSS. 2690-2750) (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1983).
Rosemary Seton and Emily Naish, A Preliminary Guide to the Archives of British Missionary Societies (London: School of Oriental and African Studies, 1992)
The Concise Dictionary of National Biography: Part I (London: Oxford University Press, 1961).
National Register of Archives website:
http://www.hmc.gov.uk/nra/

Date(s) of descriptions: 22nd March 2002


INDEX ENTRIES
Subjects
Anglican missionary societies
Anglicans
Christians
Church
Mission administration
Mission policy
Missionaries
Missionary societies
Missionary work
Overseas/foreign mission administration
Protestant missionary societies
Protestants
Religious activities
Religious institutions
Religious movements
Religious organizations
Religious reform
Religous groups

Personal names
Wordsworth | Christopher | 1807-1885 | Bishop of Lincoln
Wordsworth | John | 1843-1911 | Bishop of Salisbury and president of the Jerusalem and the East Mission Fund

Corporate names
Anglican and Foreign Church Society
Anglo-Continental Society
Association for the Furtherance of Christianity in Egypt

Places
Africa
Austria
Egypt
Europe
North Africa
Western Europe