Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA29/1/10
TitleFamily and personal correspondence whilst Lesslie Newbigin was Bishop of Madras
Extent177 items
DescriptionPersonal correspondence and copy correspondence of Lesslie and Helen Newbigin, press cuttings, printed material including circular letters, orders of service, editions of Madras diocese newsletters, photographs, reports and associated papers relating to family matters and the personal affairs of associates, and professional matters of Newbigin as Bishop of Madras, 1965-1974. These include Synod and Diocesan Council meetings, services, assemblies and conferences attended by Newbigin, new diocesan initiatives including city mission plans, the establishment of a Village Churches Building Fund, general Church of South India (CSI) matters, and miscellaneous matters including reflections upon the Indian political situation, 1965, housing schemes, and responses to cyclone damage. In addition, there is some correspondence of a more official nature.

The correspondents include family and personal associates, professional associates from throughout the world, CSI colleagues including the Bishops of South Kerala, Jaffna and Krishna-Godavari, missionary colleagues and representatives of missionary organisations, and former World Council of Churches (WCC) colleagues.


/24 Farewell address presented to Newbigin on his departure from the diocese of Madras, Mar 1974;
/27 Letter relating to arrangements for Newbigin to collect CBE, Jan 1974;
/43-51 Correspondence, papers and photographs relating to slum clearance and the construction of new accommodation in Nochi Nagar, and the activities of the New Residents Welfare Trust in Madras, 1972;
/61 Letter relating to proposals for church union in New Zealand, Mar 1972;
/99-108 Correspondence relating to recommendations by Dr Renuka M. Somasekhar for review of missionary work in South India, Dec 1968-Feb 1969
ArrangementThe correspondence is arranged in reverse chronological order, as found
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionThis file contains some fragile sheets. Due to the poor condition of the press cuttings please consult the photocopies in the accompanying fascicule


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