RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoCFR LRC 28/1
Extent72 ff.
TitleFinland: Contacts: Archbishop Aleksi Lehtonen
Date30 Dec 1944-11 Jun 1951
DescriptionCorrespondence with and about Aleksi Lehtonen, Archbishop of Finland.

Includes correspondence relating to the death of Tammerfors, the Archbishop of Finland and the election of Lehtonen as his successor, 30 Dec 1944-8 Feb 1945; correspondence between Waddams, the Bishop of Gloucester and Geoffrey Fisher - the Archbishop of Canterbury regarding the decision not to send a Church of England Bishop to the enthronement of Lehtonen, 9-15 Feb 1945; note concerning Lehtonen approaching Pastor Harjunpaa to offer the roles of Chaplain and Director of the Finnish Bible Society; correspondence concerning Fisher's official enthronement as Archbishop of Canterbury and Lehtonen's installation as Archbishop of Finland, 26 Mar-31 Oct 1945; correspondence concerning a grant from the Committee for Christian Reconstruction in Europe, 27 Sep-15 Nov 1945; letters from the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and Waddams concerning the publication of work from the Church of Finland, 22-24 Nov 1945; telegram of condolence from Lehtonen on the death of Archbishop Lord Lang and a response from Fisher, 11-20 Dec 1945; letters from Lehtonen announcing his intention to visit London and enquiring about a British-Scandinavian Conference to occur in Denmark in 1947, 2-4 Mar 1946; notes, minutes and correspondence relating to Lehtonen's visit to London, including an informal conference on 2 May at Lambeth Palace, 2 May-4 Jun 1946; correspondence, a programme, and an article by Leslie Hunter, the Bishop of Sheffield, for a Finnish publication, relating to Lehtonen's visit to attend the opening services of the Lambeth Conference, 1 Dec 1947-18 Nov 1948; telegrams between Lehtonen and Fisher with regard to the 400th anniversary of the first English liturgy in the Church of Finland, 29 Nov 1949; correspondence relating to a visit to Finland by Rev George E. Ingle, Bishop of Fulham, Mar-26 Jun 1950; correspondence and the draft of an obituary to be sent to The Times on the death of Lehtonen, including discussion of a possible memorial service and correspondence with his son Rev Samuel Lehtonen, 29 Mar-11 Jun 1951.

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CodeNameDates
GB/109/16352Lehtonen; Aleksi (1891-1951); Lutheran Bishop of Tampere, Finland1891-1951
DS/UK/5999Waddams; Herbert Montague (1911-1972); Canon of Canterbury Cathedral1911-1972
12Fisher; Geoffrey Francis (1887-1972); Archbishop of Canterbury1887-1972
14Lang; William Cosmo Gordon (1864-1945); Archbishop of Canterbury1864-1945
388Hunter; Leslie Stannard (1890-1983); Bishop of Sheffield1890-1983
DS/UK/4141Ingle; George Ernest (1895-1964); suffragan bishop of Willesden1895-1964
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