Selwyn, George Augustus (Bishop), 1809-1878: Letter to Rev George Robert Winter, 1825-1895

Date
23 Nov 1872
By
Selwyn, George Augustus (Bishop), 1809-1878Winter, George Robert (Rev), 1825-1895
Ref
MS-Papers-11858
Description

Letter by Bishop George Augustus Selwyn addressed to the Reverend George Robert Winter, Vicar of Swaffham and later Rector of East Bradenham, in the Diocese of Norwich.

The letter reads: 'My dear Mr Winter, I have every disposition to assist in the work of supporting the Propagation Society; but my annual cycle of confirmations leaves me no time to spare from my own Diocese in the months of May and June; during the whole of which I am engaged every year. I remain yours very faithfully, G. A. Lichfield' (Bishops in the Church of England normally signed with their bishopric instead of their surname).

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George Augustus Selwyn was the first Anglican Bishop of New Zealand during the Church of England's formative years in the new colony and studied the Maori language on his voyage so that he could preach in it when he arrived. He also worked to establish the principle of full participation of Maori at all levels of local church government.

Quantity: 1 folder(s). 0.01 Linear Metres.

Physical Description: Manuscript letter written in ink on laid paper watermarked 'Joynson 1872', with letterhead address 'The Palace Lichfield' printed in red, 18 x 11.5 cm.

Transfers: Collection as a whole received into Manuscripts, transfer made from there - To Drawings & Prints Collection - Woodblock engraved portrait of Bishop Selwyn in oval ruled border from nineteenth century illustrated newspaper - most likely The Illustrated London News - see Reference Number A-466-017.

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1 folder(s), 0.01 Linear Metres, Personal correspondence, Manuscripts, Manuscript letter written in ink on laid paper watermarked 'Joynson 1872', with letterhead address 'The Palace Lichfield' printed in red, 18 x 11.5 cm.
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