RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelSubfonds
Order NoFP Blomfield
Extent74 files
TitleBlomfield, Charles James (1786-1857)
DescriptionLetters and papers as Bishop of London, 1828-1856.
ArrangementThese include 60 letterbooks (volumes 1-60), eight volumes of loose correspondence and papers (volumes 61-68, dating mostly from the early years of Blomfield's episcopate), and five volumes of rural deans' returns and diocesan visitation returns (volumes 69-73). The first 57 letterbooks form a diocesan series covering almost the whole of Blomfield's episcopate, and deal with the administration of the diocese. Volumes 58 to 60 were reserved for letters of more general importance, such as the Hampden and Gorham cases, and cover the years 1846 to 1851.
FindingAidsCatalogue records based on typescript index edited by Dr. Richard Aspin, Assistant Archivist (June 1986): Index to the letters and papers of Charles James Blomfield, bishop of London, 1828-1856, in Lambeth Palace Library (except volumes 69-73 and volume 74, which were indexed separately). The index, which was selective, referred to persons, places and institutions mentioned in the papers only. All correspondents were indexed. (There is also a microfiche copy of the index stored alongside the fiche of volumes 1-60.)
AcquisitionThe papers, which were formerly at Fulham Palace, were transferred to Lambeth Palace Library by the Church Commissioners in 1960.
CopiesMicropublication of the Blomfield letter-books (Blomfield vols. 1-60) is available from World Microfilms Publications.
RelatedMaterialLambeth Palace Library: MS Film 19-20 (copy of Blomfield papers held privately).

The Library also owns a bust of Bishop Blomfield, which came from Sion College alongside its other collections. It is marked 'Behnes, 1833'. Blomfield's entry in the 'Dictionary of National Biography' mentions the bust by Behnes, an engraving of which appears in the published 'Memoir of Charles James Blomfield'.
PublnNoteJames Garrard, 'Archbishop Howley, 1828-1848' (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015) [Lambeth Palace Library H5198.H6G2]

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67Blomfield; Charles James (1786-1857); Bishop of London1786-1857
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