Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA29/1/6
TitleFamily and personal correspondence whilst Lesslie Newbigin was Bishop of Madura and Ramnad
Extent213 items
DescriptionPersonal correspondence, and copy correspondence of Lesslie Newbigin, telegrams and press cuttings relating to personal and professional matters, most especially the inauguration and early years of the Church of South India (CSI), and the appointment of Newbigin as Bishop of Madura and Ramnad, conferences and assemblies attended by Newbigin including the International Missionary Council (IMC) conference at Willingen, 1952, and the World Conference on Faith and Order at Lund, 1952. In addition, there is material relating to family matters.

Correspondents include family members (wife, mother and sisters, Frances and Nancy), personal associates, clerical and missionary colleagues, and other professional associates.


/22 Letter relating to matters including the draft constitution of the CSI, Dec 1947;
/23 Letter relating to the inaugural meeting of the CSI Synod, 1947;
/56-72 Correspondence relating to Newbigin's attendance at the Lambeth Conference, the Assembly of the World Presbyterian Alliance in Geneva, and the Assembly for the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Amsterdam, Aug-Sep 1948;
/81 Letter from Ceylon where Newbigin was attending the Student Christian Movement (SCM) conference, Dec 1948;
/110 Letter relating to Newbigin's publication 'South India Diary', Apr 1950;
/116 Letter relating to the formation of a new CSI diocese and the inclusion of the North Tamil Church Council in the CSI, Oct 1950;
/127-138 Correspondence relating to a meeting of the Committee of Twenty Five at Rolle, Jul-Aug 1951;
/142 Letter relating to the establishment of Basic Training Schools in South India and SCM camps, Oct 1951;
/146 Letter relating to meetings of the first general council of the Tamil Theological College, and attendance by Newbigin at jubilee celebrations of the Mar Thoma Church in Travancore, Dec 1951;
/166 Letter relating to lecture tour undertaken by Newbigin in England, Jan 1953;
/191 Letter relating to matters including plans for new cathedral in South India, Mar 1954;
/195-204 Correspondence relating to attendance of Newbigin at the Second Assembly at Evanston, Aug-Sep 1954
ArrangementThe correspondence is arranged in chronological order, as found
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionThis file was previously numbered 2/1/1-199. It contains some fragile sheets. Due to the poor condition of the press cuttings please consult the accompanying photocopies


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