RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
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Alt Ref NoCFS F/5
TitleLetters and papers
Date1842-1929
DescriptionLetters are addressed to officers of the C.F.S. unless otherwise stated.
Proposals for expenditure of the Society's grant for schools in Jamaica, 25 January 1842 (f.2).
Letter from William Hart Coleridge, Bishop of Barbados, from Ottery St. Mary, 3 March 1842, supporting request by the Revd. R. Holberton for repairs to schools at St. John, Antigua (f.3).
Letter from the same, from Ottery St. Mary, 18 March 1842, acknowledging grant to diocese and to Holberton and noting that the Society is unwilling to take on cost of repairs in future (f.5).
Letter from Christopher Lipscomb, Bishop of Jamaica, from Jamaica, 6 June 1842, stating his intention to remodel the school system, and commenting on shortage of clergy in the diocese (f.7).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop-elect of Antigua, from London, 20 August 1842, on the division of the Society's grants in view of the creation of the dioceses of Antigua and British Guiana (f.9).
Letter from the same, from London, 21 November 1842, seeking grants for new chapels in Anguila (f.11).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 1 December 1842, describing the need for houses for curates in his diocese and listing those built since 1841 (f.13).
Report by William Piercy Austin, Bishop of Guiana, from Georgetown, on schools in his diocese, 3 January 1843 (ff.17-22V).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 16 February 1843, referring to relief for sufferers from earthquake in Guadeloupe, Antigua, Nevis, and Montserrat (f.23).
Letter from the same, from Barbados, 7 March 1843, proposing diversion of part of his grant to Antigua to renew chapels destroyed in earthquake (f.25).
Letter from the same, from Barbados, 18 April 1843, sending a list of schools and teachers supported by the Society in the diocese, and describing his activities in inspecting schools (f.27).
Letter from J. Holford, from the Bounty Office, 20 May 1843, reporting the death of Bishop Lipscomb apparently from dysentery (f.30).
Letter from William Piercy Austin, Bishop of Guiana, from Georgetown, 1 August 1843, pressing the needs of his diocese which was the last to be divided into parishes `if the extensive districts can be so called' and lacks the advantages of the old English islands (f.32).
Inserted letters from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, 30 Sept 1843, and Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, 6 Oct 1843, to Christopher Hodgson of Queen Anne's Bounty (ff.33a-d)
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 22 January 1844, enclosing a list of teachers in the diocese supported by the Society. Schools in St. Vincent are very humble, but those in Grenada and Barbados are better having school houses or chapel schools. Notes shortage of teachers. A school for caribs at St. David is taught by a carib. Hardship caused by cessation of grant by S.P.G. for buildings. Grants by the Society an encouragement to local support. Churches and chapels much needed in Trinidad and St. Lucia. Statement of expenditure of grant (f.34).
Letter from Aubrey George Spencer, Bishop of Jamaica, from Jamaica, 10 February 1844, complaining of unfinished churches and schools, unpaid teachers, and unfilled pledges of his predecessor. Seeks an additional grant owing to the poverty of the diocese (f.39).
Letter from the Revd. George Hickson Urquhart Fagan, from London, 4 March 1844, stating that 47,000 of the recent slave population of Mauritius are without religious instruction and 20,000 coolies who have recently migrated from India. S.P.G. supports 13 school-masters and has contributed to erection of schoolhouses. Proposes a special mission fund (f.43).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 9 April 1844, with an account of the expenditure on schools of the Society's grant. Has just confirmed 1,423 persons and intends to confirm 3,000 (f.45).
Letter from William Piercy Austin, Bishop of Guiana, from George-town, 11 April 1844, stating that the Society's grant is spent on repairing the only ancient church in the colony. Seeks help to build chapel for a negro town which has sprung up at Queenstown (f.47).
Account of the expenditure of the Society's grant in the diocese of Jamaica, [1844] (ff.49V-50).
List of schools supported by the Society in the diocese of Barbados, 5 July 1844 (f.51).
Ecclesiastical intelligence from The Weekly Register concerning Antigua, 16 July 1844 (f.52).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 23 July 1844, with details of the expenditure of the Society's grant. Has assisted building two churches and a schoolhouse and has rebuilt St. Matthew's chapel, and enlarged or completed four other chapels and a schoolhouse. Describes plans to build church at Diego Martin near Port of Spain, where population increases by immigration, and for church expansion at St. Vincent. If the schools could be maintained locally he would spend the whole grant on providing churches and residences (f.53).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 19 August 1844, enclosing account of the expenditure of the Society's grant, and proposing a chapel on St. Christopher (f.57).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 8 October 1844, stating that 17 schools are assisted by the Society in the diocese (f.64).
Reports of the Demerary and Essequebo District Societies for Promoting Christian Knowledge and the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1845 (ff.66-71v).
Report on church schools in the diocese of Guiana, 1845 (ff.72-75v).
Letter from Aubrey George Spencer, Bishop of Jamaica, from Falmouth, 1 March 1845, submitting an account of schools in his diocese, and describing his financial difficulties (f.76).
Letter from the same, 28 March 1845, stating that the 78 schools in the diocese are maintained for £6,300, or about £1 per head. Eleven schools are supported by the Society. Statement of church schools in the archdeaconry of Jamaica (f.82).
Letter from William Piercy Austin, Bishop of Guiana, from Georgetown, 3 April 1845, on the difficulty of supporting schools owing to the discontinuance of aid from the S.P.G. (f.84).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 10 April 1845, stating the expenditure of the Society's grant (f.86).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 7 April 1845, sending a list of schools in the diocese supported by the Society. Some diminution in attendance is due to the number of unbaptised adults, and the increase in small private schools `which become more common as education spreads' (f.89).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 23 April 1845, reporting the death of the Revd. James Curtin (f.91).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 7 June 1845, stating that the grant is absorbed by the schools and that a fund for church building is needed. Has laid the first stone of St. Michael's church, Diego Martin. Religious teaching first began there in a sugar mill in 1837, then moved to a schoolhouse built with the aid of the S.P.G., and then made a chapel school by grant from S.P.C.K. The 16 parishes of Trinidad are newly constituted. Enclosed (f.95) a leaflet concerning the foundation of St. Michael's church (f.93).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 26 June 1845, proposing to apply grant to sustaining six schools in Montserrat, one in St. Christopher, one in Nevis, seven in the Virgin Islands, and two in Anguila (f.96).
Letter from the same, from Antigua, 8 July 1845, with statement of the expenditure of the Society's grant. The cathedral and parish church of St. John, Antigua, is being restored and enlarged (f.98).
Letter from William Piercy Austin, Bishop of Guiana, from Georgetown, 3 October 1845, asking for aid to purchase chapel school in a district exclusively occupied by negroes. A schoolmaster has been provided (f.101).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 11 October 1845, with a statement of the expenditure of the Society's grant. The first stone of the new cathedral and parish church of St. John, Antigua, was laid on October 9th (f.103).
Letter from Richard Kempthorne, Chaplain at St. Helena, from St. Helena, 23 January 1846, seeking provision for a clergyman in addition to himself and the military chaplain. Two Roman Catholic priests are intended;
there is one family of Dissenters;
the island is the resort of slave prizes taken off the African coast, and an immigration of 1,000 liberated Africans has taken place and they are instructed by a German Lutheran appointed by the governor (f.106).
Enclosed (f.108) An appeal to Christians by the Church Society of St. Helena.
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 9 February 1846, suggesting the provision of additional clergymen, if he can provide for the schools, which are most needed in St. Lucia, Tobago, Grenada, and Trinidad. Hopes the local legislature will assist schools (f.109).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 7 September 1846, with statement of the expenditure of the Society's grant. Hopes to consecrate the cathedral before June (f.111).
Report on schools in the diocese of Guiana, with an account of the progress of education. The bishop hopes to found a college for candidates for Holy Orders (ff.113-114v).
Letter from Charles James Blomfield, Bishop of London, from London, 9 February 1847, proposing grant for building church in Mauritius (f.115).
Letter from Aubrey George Spencer, Bishop of Jamaica, 8 March 1847, stating that the population of Jamaica is 400,000, of whom three quarters are emancipated slaves. There are 6,126 pupils in 73 schools. Ten schools are maintained by local endowment, five by casual grants, and 58 by the Society and Diocesan Church Society. Hopes for aid from the local legislature (f.119).
Letter from William Piercy Austin, Bishop of Guiana, from Georgetown, 1 April 1847, sending a list of schools in the diocese supported by the Society (f.121).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 8 October 1847, reporting aid from the legislature for certain schools. Mentions the shortage of clergy and outlines plans for new chapels and schools (f.123).
Letter from Aubrey George Spencer, Bishop of Jamaica, 12 October 1847, sending a report on schools supported by the Society (f.126).
Letter from clergy of Tobago to the Bishop of Barbados for assistance in restoring churches damaged or destroyed in a hurricane on 11 October, 20 November 1847. Also (f.131r-v) an estimate of the cost of damage by the Bishop of Barbados (f.129).
Letter from the Revd. Robert Holberton, from Antigua, 26 November 1847, sending an account of schools in Antigua supported by the Society. Need for aid greater owing to depression of the sugar market and the difficulty of finding local aid. Complains of the injury to the sugar trade through slave-made sugar from foreign colonies entering the British market and proposes protection (f.132).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 27 November 1847, seeking aid for Tobago devastated by a hurricane. The population is 13,000, and the island was divided into three benefices in 1844 provided for by the local legislature. Describes damage caused by the hurricane (f.134).
Letter from C. W. Short to the Bishop of Barbados, from St. Lucia, 26 January 1848, describing improvements in the Riviere Doree congregation at St. Lucia, and urging building of a church (copy) (f.136).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 7 February 1848, sending a list of schools supported by the Society, and describing various appointments-made (f.138).
Letter from the same, from Barbados, 26 May 1848, with an account of the expenditure of the Society's grant to repair damage in Tobago (f.140).
List of schools supported by the Society and the Diocesan Church Society in Jamaica, [March 1849] (ff.144-5).
Letter from Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, 26 March 1849, with an account of the expenditure of the Society's grant. Has not yet used permission to apply half grant to maintenance of clergy owing to a shortage of clergy. An account of various clergy. The grant has maintained 20 schools in which 1,000 pupils receive teaching in reading, writing, arithmetic, the catechism and scriptures. Has given aid to Riviere Doree chapel. A new school at Grenada teaches Latin and Greek. (f.146).
Letter from the Revd. John Armstrong, from Nevis, 10 April 1849, giving an account of schools at Nevis. Stipend insufficient for a well qualified teacher, but pupils taught to read scripture, write, and to do arithmetic. Has another school supported by the Ladies Negro Education Society and a Sunday school. Complains of lack of books (f.150).
Letter from the Revd. A. Bott, from Tortola, 28 April 1849, sending an account of schools at Tortola (f.152).
Appeal by the treasurers of the Colonial Bishoprics Fund to the Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England stating that the Fund is exhausted, with an appeal by the Archbishops and Bishops for funds, 1849 (printed) (ff.155-156v).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 16 May 1849, reporting distress in Antigua;
the death of his first wife's brother (f.157).
Letter from the Revd. J. Rock, from Anguila, 6 July 1849, stating that he has two dame schools in Anguila (f.159).
Letter from the Revd. John Armstrong, from Nevis, 11 July 1849, stating that the majority of negroes in Nevis are indifferent to the spiritual and temporal welfare of their children. The school supported by the Society has 47 boys and 37 girls, and that supported by the Ladies Negro Educational Society has 34 boys and 44 girls (f.161).
Letter from the Revd. A. Bott, from Tortola, 30 July 1849, with an account of schools in Tortola (f.163).
List of clergy ordained in the diocese of Antigua, 1842-9 (printed) (f.165).
Letter from Daniel Gateward Davis, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 25 September 1849, on the lack of school books (f.166).
Letter from the Revd. J. Rock, from Anguila, 11 October 1849, reporting that a third school has opened in Anguila (f.168).
Letter from the Revd. John Armstrong, from Nevis, 23 October 1849, stating that the Society's school at Nevis has 39 boys and 37 girls, and that supported by the Ladies Negro Educational Society has decreased owing to a Methodist chapel and schoolroom being built. Teachers not so well qualified as in England but steady and diligent (f.170).
Return of expenditure of the grant for the diocese of Trinidad, 1913 (f.172).
Letter from Enos Nuttall, Archbishop of the West Indies, from Kingston, 4 March 1914, sending return of expenditure of grant, land referring to damage by hurricane in November 1912 (f.173).
Letter from the same, from Kingston, 9 March 1914, enclosing return of the number of children attending Church of England day schools in Jamaica supported by the Society (f.176).
Letter from George Frederic Cecil de Carteret, Bishop of Jamaica, from Kingston, 12 May 1921, enclosing return of expenditure of grant to diocese of Jamaica (f.178).
Letter from the same, from Merstham, 14 September 1923, seeking additional grant for girls' school at Browne Town (f.182).
Letter from Edward Hutson, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 24 October 1924, with an account of damage by hurricane (f.183).
Report of the Board of Missions for the year 1925 (diocese of Guiana) (ff.184-7).
Appeal for funds for the diocese of Mauritius, n.d. (printed) (f.188).
Honduras News, March 1926 (ff.189-203v).
Letter from Alfred Pakenham Berkeley, Bishop of Barbados, from Barbados, May 1926, containing an account of the destruction by fire of Codrington College (copy) (f.204).
Letter from George Frederic Cecil de Carteret, Bishop of Jamaica, from Kingston, 14 August 1926, enclosing return of expenditure of grant to diocese of Jamaica (f.207).
Letter from Oswald Hutton Parry, Bishop of Guiana, from British Guiana, 3 November 1926, with an account of expenditure of grant to diocese of Guiana (f.211).
Letter from Arthur Henry Anstey, Bishop of Trinidad, from Port of Spain, 7 January 1927, with an account of expenditure of grant to diocese of Trinidad (f.212).
Return of expenditure of grant to diocese of Jamaica, 31 March 1927 (f.213).
Letter from Edward Hutson, Bishop of Antigua, from Antigua, 12 May 1927, containing an account of Antigua grammar school (f.214).
Letter from George Frederic Cecil de Carteret, Bishop of Jamaica, from Kingston, 2 March 1928, enclosing return of expenditure of grant to diocese of Jamaica (f.217).
Honduras News, May 1929 (ff.219-226v).
226 ff.
CopiesMicrofilm: Lambeth Palace Library MS Film 1168

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